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fade

i. The attenuation of signal strength to very low values (below receiver noise level) that make them indiscernible. The opposite is build.
ii. The decrease in the amount of braking because of either overheating after prolonged and continuous or harsh braking or internal leakages in the system. Also called fading, fadeout, Dellinger effect, or Mögel-Dellinger effect.
References in classic literature ?
As Bassanio reads the letter all the gladness fades from his face.
After that it all fades off like, and the new years come with a strange look, being the years of a new life.
At this season, the land moistened by constant showers, produces a singularly bright green pasture, which lower and lower down, gradually fades away and at last disappears.
The Republic, like the Phaedrus, is an imperfect whole; the higher light of philosophy breaks through the regularity of the Hellenic temple, which at last fades away into the heavens.
Look at that flush of wild lavender, where it fades into the sands on one side, and strikes the emerald green of that wet seamoss on the other.
A sensation fades gradually, passing by continuous gradations to the status of an image.
the fable of the Flying Dutchman with its conven tion of crime and its sentimental retribution fades like a graceful wreath, like a wisp of white mist.
It is only near you, unbelievers, that my trouble fades like a mist under the eye of day.
And so, Lady Tippins, quite undetermined whether today is the day before yesterday, or the day after to-morrow, or the week after next, fades away; and Mortimer Lightwood and Eugene fade away, and Twemlow fades away, and the stoney aunt goes away--she declines to fade, proving rock to the last--and even the unknowns are slowly strained off, and it is all over.