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 for fade
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Fade \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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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Fade \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
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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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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Fade \Fade\, v. t.
     To cause to wither; to deprive of freshness or vigor; to wear
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           No winter could his laurels fade.        --Dryden.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: a golf shot that curves to the right for a right-handed
           golfer; "he took lessons to cure his slicing" [syn:
           slice, fade, slicing]
      2: gradually ceasing to be visible [syn: fade,
      v 1: become less clearly visible or distinguishable; disappear
           gradually or seemingly; "The scene begins to fade"; "The
           tree trunks are melting into the forest at dusk" [syn:
           fade, melt]
      2: lose freshness, vigor, or vitality; "Her bloom was fading"
         [syn: fade, wither]
      3: disappear gradually; "The pain eventually passed off" [syn:
         evanesce, fade, blow over, pass off, fleet, pass]
      4: become feeble; "The prisoner has be languishing for years in
         the dungeon" [syn: languish, fade]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  332 Moby Thesaurus words for "fade":
     abate, achromatize, age, ante, ante up, antiquate, arid, attenuate,
     avoid, back, back-number, banal, barren, be annihilated,
     be consumed, be destroyed, be gone, be no more, be wiped out,
     become extinct, become obsolete, bet, bet on, bewhiskered, blah,
     blanch, blank, bleach, bleach out, blench, blink, bloodless, break,
     bromidic, call, cave in, cease, cease to be, cease to exist,
     change color, characterless, cheat the undertaker, clear,
     cloud over, cold, collapse, colorless, come apart, come unstuck,
     common, commonplace, conk out, corny, cover, cringe, crumble,
     cut-and-dried, date, dead, decay, decline, decolor, decolorize,
     deliquesce, dematerialize, depart, desiccate, deteriorate, die,
     die away, die out, dilute, diluted, dim, diminish, disappear,
     discolor, disintegrate, dismal, dispel, disperse, dissipate,
     dissolve, do a fade-out, dodder, dodge, draggy, drain,
     drain of color, draw back, drearisome, dreary, drift away, droop,
     drop, dry, dry up, dryasdust, duck, dull, dusty, dwindle, ebb,
     effete, elephantine, empty, erode, etiolate, etiolated, evade,
     evanesce, evaporate, exit, expire, fade away, fade out, fail,
     faint, fall, fall away, fall back, fall off, familiar, fizzle out,
     flag, flat, flavorless, flee, fleet, flinch, flit, fly, fossilize,
     fume, fust, fusty, gamble, get along, get on, give out, give way,
     go, go away, go down, go downhill, go off, go soft, go to pieces,
     grow dim, grow old, grow pale, gruelly, hackney, hackneyed,
     hang back, hazard, heavy, hide, hit a slump, hit rock bottom,
     hit the skids, ho-hum, hollow, inane, indifferent, inexcitable,
     insipid, jejune, jib, languish, lapse, lay, lay a wager, lay down,
     leaden, leave no trace, leave the scene, lessen, lifeless,
     lose color, lose currency, lose strength, low-spirited, make a bet,
     meet a bet, melt, melt away, melt like snow, mild, milk-and-water,
     moderate, molder, moth-eaten, move away, move off, muddy, musty,
     obsolesce, old hat, outdate, pale, pallid, pappy, parlay, pass,
     pass away, pass out, peak, pedestrian, peg out, perish, peroxide,
     peter out, pine, platitudinous, play against, plodding, plunge,
     pointless, poky, ponderous, poop out, pull away, pull back, pulpy,
     punt, quail, rarefy, reach the depths, recede, recoil, reel back,
     retire, retire from sight, retreat, retrocede, run down, rust, sag,
     sapless, savorless, sear, see, set, shake, sheer off, shrink,
     shrink back, shrivel, shy, sidestep, sink, sink away, slide, slip,
     slow, slump, spiceless, spiritless, square, stake, stale,
     stand off, stand pat, start aside, start back, stereotyped,
     sterile, stiff, stock, stodgy, stuffy, subside, suffer an eclipse,
     superannuate, superficial, swerve, tarnish, tasteless, tedious,
     thin, threadbare, timeworn, tone down, totter, touch bottom, trite,
     truistic, turn aside, turn gray, turn pale, turn white, unflavored,
     unlively, unoriginal, unsavory, vanish, vanish from sight, vapid,
     wager, wan, wane, warmed-over, wash out, washy, waste, waste away,
     watered, watered-down, watery, weak, weaken, wear away, wear thin,
     weasel, weasel out, well-known, well-worn, whiten,
     widen the distance, wilt, wince, wishy-washy, withdraw, wither,
     wither away, wizen, wooden, worn, worn thin, wrinkle, yield

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