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English definition of “fade away”

fade away

phrasal verb with fade     /feɪd/ verb [I or T]
B2 to slowly disappear , lose importance , or become weaker : The voices became louder and closer and then faded away again. As the years passed , the memories faded away.Becoming and making less strong
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