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pre- +‎ fade


prefade (third-person singular simple present prefades, present participle prefading, simple past and past participle prefaded)

  1. (broadcasting, transitive) To fade (an audio track) before it is broadcast, by listening in advance.
  2. (manufacturing, transitive) To give (clothing, etc.) a faded appearance at the time of manufacture.
    • 2009 May 7, Cintra Wilson, “Is There a Setting for High Strung?”, in New York Times[1]:
      These jeans had very fussy suggestions for upkeep and seemed to prefer that I never wash them again, lest I fade their artistically prefaded denim to a more amateurish color level.


prefade (plural prefades)

  1. (broadcasting) An audio fade prepared before broadcast.