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verb (adverb)
(intr) to decrease in intensity graduallythe pain will wear off in an hour
to disappear or cause to disappear gradually through exposure, use, etcthe pattern on the ring had been worn off
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wear off

Diminish gradually, lose effectiveness, as in We'll wait till the drug wears off. [Late 1600s]

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