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What characteristics of jade cause the word jaded to mean to become dull on a subject due to overexposure?

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asked Jul 23, 2016 by alan (120 points)

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I have never thought of the correlation or even if the word jaded has its sources from jade, but a presumptuous guess would be that jade has to be cut, polished, and fashioned - i.e. beaten up - to be made into a final product.
answered Jul 24, 2016 by hershel (52,800 points)