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English Dictionary: jading by the DICT Development Group
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From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Jade \Jade\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Jaded}; p. pr. & vb. n.
      {Jading}.]
      1. To treat like a jade; to spurn. [Obs.] --Shak.
  
      2. To make ridiculous and contemptible. [Obs.]
  
                     I do now fool myself, to let imagination jade me.
                                                                              --Shak.
  
      3. To exhaust by overdriving or long-continued labor of any
            kind; to tire or wear out by severe or tedious tasks; to
            harass.
  
                     The mind, once jaded by an attempt above its power,
                     . . . checks at any vigorous undertaking ever after.
                                                                              --Locke.
  
      Syn: To fatigue; tire; weary; harass.
  
      Usage: To {Jade}, {Fatigue}, {Tire}, {Weary}. Fatigue is the
                  generic term; tire denotes fatigue which wastes the
                  strength; weary implies that a person is worn out by
                  exertion; jade refers to the weariness created by a
                  long and steady repetition of the same act or effort.
                  A little exertion will tire a child or a weak person;
                  a severe or protracted task wearies equally the body
                  and the mind; the most powerful horse becomes jaded on
                  a long journey by a continual straining of the same
                  muscles. Wearied with labor of body or mind; tired of
                  work, tired out by importunities; jaded by incessant
                  attention to business.
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