1. (a.) Weak; insipid; tasteless; commonplace.

2. (v.) To become fade; to grow weak; to lose strength; to decay; to perish gradually; to wither, as a plant.

3. (v.) To lose freshness, color, or brightness; to become faint in hue or tint; hence, to be wanting in color.

4. (v.) To sink away; to disappear gradually; to grow dim; to vanish.

5. (v. t.) To cause to wither; to deprive of freshness or vigor; to wear away.

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