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 for Jading
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Jade \Jade\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Jaded; p. pr. & vb. n.
     Jading.]
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     1. To treat like a jade; to spurn. [Obs.] --Shak.
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     2. To make ridiculous and contemptible. [Obs.]
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              I do now fool myself, to let imagination jade me.
                                                    --Shak.
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     3. To exhaust by overdriving or long-continued labor of any
        kind; to tire, make dull, or wear out by severe or tedious
        tasks; to harass.
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              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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