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oblivescence (noun) – The process of forgetting.

Source : Dictionary.com

Etymology : Oblivescence dates from the late 19th century and is a later spelling of obliviscence, which dates from the late 18th century. The spelling oblivescence arose by influence of the far more common suffix -escence. The English noun is a derivative of the Latin verb obl?visc? ?to forget,? literally ?to wipe away, smooth over.? The Latin verb is composed of the prefix ob- ?away, against? and the same root as the adjective l?vis ?smooth.?