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Jading

 
Jade "Jade", v. t. [imp. & p. p. ; 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. -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 , , , . 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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