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wane

[ weyn ]
/ weɪn /
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verb (used without object), waned, wan·ing.

noun

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Idioms for wane

    on the wane, decreasing; diminishing: The popularity of that song is on the wane.

Origin of wane

First recorded before 900; Middle English verb wanen, Old English wanian “to lessen”; cognate with Middle Dutch, Middle High German wanen, Old Norse vana “to cause to wane, destroy”
un·waned, adjectiveun·wan·ing, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for wane

wane
/ (weɪn) /

verb (intr)

noun

waney or wany, adjective
Old English wanian (vb); related to wan-, prefix indicating privation, wana defect, Old Norse vana
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Idioms and Phrases with wane

wane

see wax and wane.

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