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[n] hanging cloth used as a blind
[n] burial garment in which a corpse is wrapped
[n] a sudden numbing dread
[v] get tired of something or somebody
[v] lose strength or effectiveness; become or appear boring, insipid, or tiresome (to); "the course palled on her"
[v] become less interesting or attractive
[v] lose sparkle or bouquet, as of wine or beer; "pall" is an obsolete word
[v] cause to become flat, of beer or wine
[v] cause surfeit through excess, of something that was initially pleasing; "Too much spicy food cloyed his appetite"
[v] cover with a pall
[v] cause to lose courage; "dashed by the refusal"

Misc. Definitions

\Pall\, n. Same as {Pawl}.
\Pall\, n. [OE. pal, AS. p[ae]l, from L. pallium cover, cloak, mantle, pall; cf. L. palla robe, mantle.]
1. An outer garment; a cloak mantle. His lion's skin changed to a pall of gold. --Spenser.
2. A kind of rich stuff used for garments in the Middle Ages. [Obs.] --Wyclif (Esther viii. 15).
3. (R. C. Ch.) Same as {Pallium}. About this time Pope Gregory sent two archbishop's palls into England, -- the one for London, the other for York. --Fuller.
4. (Her.) A figure resembling the Roman Catholic pallium, or pall, and having the form of the letter Y.
5. A large cloth, esp., a heavy black cloth, thrown over a coffin at a funeral; sometimes, also, over a tomb. Warriors carry the warrior's pall. --Tennyson.
6. (Eccl.) A piece of cardboard, covered with linen and embroidered on one side; -- used to put over the chalice.
\Pall\, v. t. To cloak. [R.] --Shak
\Pall\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Palled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Palling}.] [Either shortened fr. appall, or fr. F. p[^a]lir to grow pale. Cf. {Appall}, {Pale}, a.] To become vapid, tasteless, dull, or insipid; to lose strength, life, spirit, or taste; as, the liquor palls. Beauty soon grows familiar to the lover, Fades in the eye, and palls upon the sense. --Addisin.
\Pall\, v. t.
1. To make vapid or insipid; to make lifeless or spiritless; to dull; to weaken. --Chaucer. Reason and reflection . . . pall all his enjoyments. --Atterbury.
2. To satiate; to cloy; as, to pall the appetite.
\Pall\, n. Nausea. [Obs.] --Shaftesbury.

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