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Faded

adjective; derivation
extremely impaired by alcohol or other drugs This word likely came as a metaphor for how everything seems when in such a state: vision, cognitive ability and memory all start to fade out. Also possibly synecdochic derivation from the fading of the mind’s cognitive ability as applied to the whole person. Words to describe such a state are numerous and their necessity dubious. They are probably created as much for fun or novelty as for anything else. This word represents a broadening of the traditional English word fade to refer to consciousness.
 
“John was so FADED Friday, he could barely walk.”
Etymology : fade (to lose strength, freshness or brightness) + ed (adj)
Source : Weekend debrief
Last modified: 10 June 2008


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