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Fade (?) a. [F., prob. fr. L. vapidus vapid, or possibly fr,fatuus foolish, insipid.] Weak; insipid; tasteless; commonplace. [R.]Passages that are somewhat fade.” Jeffrey.
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His masculine taste gave him a sense of something fade and ludicrous. De Quincey.
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Fade (?), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Faded; p. pr. & vb. n. Fading.] [OE. faden, vaden, prob. fr. fade, a.; cf. Prov. D. vadden to fade, wither, vaddigh languid, torpid. Cf. Fade, a., Vade.] 1. To become fade; to grow weak; to lose strength; to decay; to perish gradually; to wither, as a plant.
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The earth mourneth and fadeth away. Is. xxiv. 4.
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2. To lose freshness, color, or brightness; to become faint in hue or tint; hence, to be wanting in color.Flowers that never fade.” Milton.
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3. To sink away; to disappear gradually; to grow dim; to vanish.
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The stars shall fade away. Addison
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He makes a swanlike end,
Fading in music.
Shak.
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Fade, v. t. To cause to wither; to deprive of freshness or vigor; to wear away.
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No winter could his laurels fade. Dryden.
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