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wane (WAYN) (verb), wanes; waned; WA
1. To lose size by gradually becoming smaller: The moon wanes as it shows a smaller illuminated region when it proceeds from a full to a new moon.
2. To decline in power, influence, or importance: People's interest of using oil for heating homes waned when the price of gas became much less expensive.
3. To decrease in strength or intensity: Jane had shown a great interest in gardening, but after realizing how much physical work was involved, her enthusiasm and energy level significantly waned.
4. To draw to a close: After a wonderful day at the beach waned, the family gathered up their belongings and slowly walked back to their car so they could get back home in time for dinner.
To become less or to decrease in size or intensity.
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