Definition of fade :
1. To become fade; to grow weak; to lose strength; to decay; to perish gradually; to wither, as a plant.
2. To cause to wither; to deprive of freshness or vigor; to wear away.
3. To lose freshness, color, or brightness; to become faint in hue or tint; hence, to be wanting in color.
4. To sink away; to disappear gradually; to grow dim; to vanish.
5. Weak; insipid; tasteless; commonplace.
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deteriorate (part of speech: verb)
fall apart, sink, putrefy, atrophy, downgrade, relapse, degenerate, lapse, ebb, regress, slip, go downhill, tergiversate, slide, decay, retrogress, get worse, revert, collapse, wither, wilt, slump, worsen, moulder, deteriorate, decline, dilapidate, wane
disappear (part of speech: verb)
- It gave March, to begin with, a new access of courage, almost of confidence, to note that she did not fade white again and that the sick look of horror, banished from her eyes by the mere intensity of her determination to convey the whole truth to him, did not return to them. - "Mary Wollaston", Henry Kitchell Webster.
- She flashed a bright smile upon him, but it seemed to fade into a shadow, as of pain. - "The Sign of the Spider", Bertram Mitford.
- Such a result, if it had taken place, could not fade from the memory of the victors; while failure, on the contrary, being an issue to be looked for, would soon be dismissed from the thoughts of the vanquished. - "A Collection of College Words and Customs", Benjamin Homer Hall.