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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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If by chance one of these carbon or 'sooty' clouds just happens to lie in the line of sight of an observer on Earth, we see the star fade.
5 can deliver the high-low pass to 4 or pass to 3 for a shot off a curl, fade, or cut out to the top.
The spacing of each fade is also a function of the carrier frequency (hence the term frequency-selective fading).
A springtime favourite star in most years, R Coronae Borealis is known for occasional fades due to carbon condensation in its extended atmosphere (see note on previous page).
The letter is visible in the morning light of these summer days, but fades away as the sun shines on the hillside.
Since Mg has a high affinity for O and since an unheated pour box generally has no protective atmosphere, the Mg fades with time.