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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Jade \Jade\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Jaded; p. pr. & vb. n.
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.
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.
The mind, once jaded by an attempt above its power,
. . . checks at any vigorous undertaking ever after.
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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