Stale Stale, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Staled} (st[=a]ld); p. pr. & vb. n. {Staling}.] To make vapid or tasteless; to destroy the life, beauty, or use of; to wear out. [1913 Webster]

Age can not wither her, nor custom stale Her infinite variety. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

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