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verb [I or T] uk   us   /feɪd/
B2 to (cause to) lose colour, brightness, or strength gradually: If you hang your clothes out in the bright sun, they will fade. My suntan is already fading. They arrived home just as the light was fading (= as it was getting dark). The sun had faded the blue walls.
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