- (broadcasting, transitive) To fade (an audio track) before it is broadcast, by listening in advance.
- (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:
- 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)