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wane

 
pronunciation:
weIn
part of speech: verb
inflections: wanes, waning, waned
definition 1: to become slowly less in size.
As the moon wanes, it gets easier to see the stars.
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synonyms:
decrease, diminish, dwindle
antonyms:
grow, swell, wax
similar words:
abate, contract, decline, ebb, fade, shrink, subside, taper
definition 2: to become less powerful, rich, or strong.
His interest in science is waning.
synonyms:
decrease, diminish, dwindle, ebb
similar words:
abate, contract, decay, decline, deteriorate, droop, fade, sag, shrink, subside, taper, weaken, wind down