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1. To become fade; to grow weak; to lose strength; to decay; to perish gradually; to wither, as a plant. The earth mourneth and fadeth away. (Is. Xxiv. 4)

2. To lose freshness, colour, or brightness; to become faint in hue or tint; hence, to be wanting in colour. Flowers that never fade.

3. To sink away; to disappear gradually; to grow dim; to vanish. The stars shall fade away. (Addison) He makes a swanlike end, Fading in music. (Shak)

Origin: oe. Faden, vaden, prob. Fr. Fade,; cf. Prov. D. Vadden to fade, wither, vaddigh languid, torpid. Cf. Fade, Vade.

Weak; insipid; tasteless; commonplace. Passages that are somewhat fade. His masculine taste gave him a sense of something fade and ludicrous. (De Quincey)

Origin: f, prob. Fr. L. Vapidus vapid, or possibly fr,fatuus foolish, insipid.

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