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English noun: wane

1. wane (process) a gradual decline (in size or strength or power or number)


Synonymsebb, ebbing


Broader (hypernym)decline, diminution


English verb: wane

1. wane (change) grow smaller


SamplesInterest in the project waned.


Synonymsdecline, go down


Pattern of useSomething ----s


Broader (hypernym)decrease, diminish, fall, lessen


Narrower (hyponym)dip, drop, wear on

2. wane (change) become smaller


SamplesInterest in his novels waned.


Pattern of useSomething ----s


Broader (hypernym)decrease, diminish, fall, lessen


Antonymsmount, wax, climb, rise

3. wane (change) decrease in phase


SamplesThe moon is waning.


ExamplesThe moon will soon wane


Pattern of useSomething ----s


Broader (hypernym)decrease, diminish, fall, lessen


Antonymsfull, wax









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