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The Definition of - wane (verb)

    verb (used without object), waned, waning.
    1.
    to decrease in strength, intensity, etc.:
    Daylight waned, and night came on. Her enthusiasm for the cause is waning.
    2.
    to decline in power, importance, prosperity, etc.:
    Colonialism began to wane after World War II.
    3.
    to draw to a close; approach an end:
    Summer is waning.
    4.
    (of the moon) to decrease periodically in the extent of its illuminated portion after the full moon.
    Compare wax2 (def 2).
    noun
    5.
    a gradual decrease or decline in strength, intensity, power, etc.
    6.
    the drawing to a close of life, an era, a period, etc.
    7.
    the waning of the moon.
    8.
    a period of waning.
    9.
    a defect in a plank or board characterized by bark or insufficient wood at a corner or along an edge, due to the curvature of the log.
    Idioms
    10.
    on the wane, decreasing; diminishing:
    The popularity of that song is on the wane.

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Word Origin & History of - wane

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