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fade

fade

 
 
pronunciation:
feId
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part of speech: verb
inflections: faded, fades, fading
definition 1: to lose color.
Her black jeans faded when they were washed.
similar words:
bleach, pale, whiten
definition 2: to gradually disappear (sometimes followed by "out" or "away").
The sound of the train faded away into the distance.
synonyms:
disappear
similar words:
melt, sink, taper, vanish
definition 3: to lose strength.
Her enthusiasm is fading.
synonyms:
decline
antonyms:
thrive
similar words:
deteriorate, diminish, droop, dwindle, ebb, pale, sag, shrivel, trail, wane, waste, weaken, wilt
definition 4: to cause to fade.
The sun has faded the blue curtains.
synonyms:
wither
similar words:
bleach, dim, diminish, pale, waste, whiten
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  • faded:
    having little or no color.
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