Synonyms of 'fade'
to lose brightness, colour, or strengthAll colour fades, especially under the impact of direct sunlight.
2 (verb) Even a soft light fades the carpets in a room.
to lose brightness, colour, or strengthThe sound of the last bomber's engines faded into the distance.
Dim the overhead lights.
become less loud
to lose brightness, colour, or strengthAfter that all her worries faded away.
The factory's workforce has dwindled.
The immediate threat has disappeared.
Dinosaurs vanished from the earth millions of years ago.
Her weight fell to under seven stones.
Here in the hills, the light failed more quickly.
a declining birth rate
His enthusiasm was in no way flagging.
His new-found optimism dissolved.
Their economic prospects have dimmed.
The fog dispersed and I became aware of the sun.
Farmers have watched their crops wither because of the drought.
Their resolution wilted in the face of such powerful opposition.
His interest in her began to wane.
Civilizations do eventually decline and perish.
There were occasions when my enthusiasm ebbed.
He continues to languish in prison.
We used to believe that capitalism would soon die out.
Support for him is beginning to droop amongst voters.
The plant shrivels and dies.
The sound died away.
People dying from cancer grow thin and visibly waste away.
vanish into thin air,
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in the sense of blanch
to become pale, as with sickness or fear
She felt herself blanch at the unpleasant memories.
in the sense of bleach
to make or become white or colourless by exposure to sunlight, or by the action of chemical agents
These products don't bleach the hair.
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