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wane

noun

1 wane

A gradual decline (in size or strength or power or number).

synonyms: ebb, ebbing.

Roget 659: deterioration, debasement; wane, ebb; recession etc. 287; retrogradation etc. 283; decrease etc. 36.    ... show more

Roget 36: decrease, diminution; lessening etc. v.; subtraction etc. 38; reduction, abatement, declension; shrinking etc. (contraction.) ... show more



verb

1 wane

Grow smaller:
— Interest in the project waned.

synonyms: decline, go down.

Roget 36: decrease, diminish, lessen; abridge etc. (shorten) 201; shrink etc. (contract) 195; drop off, fall off, tail off; ... show more

Roget 128: be aged etc. adj.; grow old, get old etc. adj.; age; decline, wane, dodder; senesce.   

Roget 195: become small, become smaller; lessen, decrease etc. 36; grow less, dwindle, shrink, contract, narrow, shrivel, collapse, wither, ... show more

Dutch: slinken

2 wane

Become smaller.

3 wane

Decrease in phase.


adjective

Roget 659: unimproved etc. (improve) etc. 658; deteriorated etc. v.; altered, altered for the worse; injured etc. v.; ... show more

Moby thesaurus: abate, ablate, advance, age, ascend, back, back up, bate, be eaten away, beat, budge, calm, calm down, catabasis, cease, cessation, change, change place, cheat the undertaker, circle ... show more.

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