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fade

verb abate, becoming, blanch, bleach, blench, cease, cloud, decay, decline, decrease, degenerate, deteriorate, die, die out, dim, diminish, disappear, discolor, dissolve, drop off, ebb, etiolate, evaporate, fail, faint, falloff, flag, flicker, grow dimmer, grow duller, languish, lessen, let up, lose brightness, lose luster, neutralize, pale, perish, reduce, sag, shrivel, sink, slacken, subside, taper off, tarnish, tone down, turn colorless, turn dull, vanish, wane, wash out, waste away, weaken, wilt, wither
See also: decay, depart, disappear, dissipate, languish, perish, tarnish
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It might be the lost photograph, she wrote, but unfortunately, the image of Le Gras appeared to have faded away.
Ever wonder what would happen to Oldsmobile's lineup once the nameplate faded away in 2003?
As one of the people responsible for promoting the word queer, I have a confession to make: I'm beginning to think it was a mistake, and I wouldn't mind if it just quietly faded away.
If, as General Douglas MacArthur said, "Old soldiers never die, they just fade away," sometimes those who have died in battle seem more frequently than we might expect to have faded away into a surprising afterlife as ghosts.
Slowly but surely the practice of Catholic sacramental Confession has all but faded away.
Many firms faded away because they lacked differentiation or had revenue problems, and technology vendors are incorporating mobile-computing capabilities into their professional services expertise or core software offerings.