"pall" in the noun sense
1. chill, pall
a sudden numbing dread
2. pall, shroud, cerement, winding-sheet, winding-clothes
burial garment in which a corpse is wrapped
3. curtain, drape, drapery, mantle, pall
hanging cloth used as a blind (especially for a window)
"pall" in the verb sense
1. pall, dull
become less interesting or attractive
2. daunt, dash, scare off, pall, frighten off, scare away, frighten away, scare
cause to lose courage
"dashed by the refusal"
cover with a pall
4. cloy, pall
cause surfeit through excess though initially pleasing
"Too much spicy food cloyed his appetite"
cause to become flat
"pall the beer"
6. die, pall, become flat
lose sparkle or bouquet
"wine and beer can pall"
lose strength or effectiveness become or appear boring, insipid, or tiresome (to
"the course palled on her"
8. tire, pall, weary, fatigue, jade
lose interest or become bored with something or somebody
"I'm so tired of your mother and her complaints about my food"
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