intransitive verb faded, fading
- to become less distinct; lose color, brilliance, etc.
- to lose freshness or strength; wither; wane
- to disappear slowly; die out
- to lose braking power: said of brakes that heat and glaze the lining in repeated hard use
- to curve from its direct course
- Radio, TV to vary in intensity: said of a signal
ME faden < OFr fader < fade, pale < VL *fatidus, prob. < L fatuus (see fatuous); infl. by vapidus, vapid