Definition of fugitive adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

fugitive

adjective
ˈfjuːdʒətɪv
 
; ˈfjuːdʒətɪv
 
 
[only before noun]1 trying to avoid being caughta fugitive criminal2 (literary) lasting only for a very short time
Synonym
fleeting
a fugitive idea/thought