fade

a.

  1. Weak; insipid; tasteless; commonplace.
  2. To become fade; to grow weak; to lose strength; to decay; to perish gradually; to wither, as a plant.
  3. To lose freshness, color, or brightness; to become faint in hue or tint; hence, to be wanting in color.
  4. To sink away; to disappear gradually; to grow dim; to vanish.

v. t.

  1. To cause to wither; to deprive of freshness or vigor; to wear away.