Basic Guidelines For English Spellings
1Gradually grow faint and disappear.
- ‘the noise faded away’
- 1.1(of a person) gradually become thin and weak, especially to the point of death.
decrease, decline, diminish, dwindle, shrink, contract, taper off, tail off, subside, slacken, droop, sink, ebb, dim, fade, fade away, grow faint, lessen, dissolve, peter out, wind down, fall off, attenuate, be on the way out, abate, fail, recede, slump, flag, atrophy, become weak, weaken, give in, give way, melt away, deteriorate, crumble, wither, disintegrate, degenerate, evaporate, collapse, go downhill, draw to a close, vanish, die out
- ‘without help, those of us who are ill will surely fade away and die’
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