Wane means to decrease in power, size or intensity.(verb)
An example of to wane is for the visible face of the moon to appear to be gradually growing smaller over many nights, changing from a full round shape to a thin crescent shape.
Wane is defined as a period of decline in size or intensity.(noun)
An example of wane is the declining popularity and career of an old movie star.
See wane in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME wanien < OE wanian, to decrease, grow less, akin to wan, lacking: for IE base see want
See wane in American Heritage Dictionary 4
intransitive verb waned waned, wan·ing, wanes
Origin: Middle English wanen
Origin: , from Old English wanian; see euə- in Indo-European roots.
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