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noun (n)

  • a gradual decline (in size or strength or power or number) (noun.process)
    Synonym: ebb, ebbing
    source: wordnet30
  • The decrease of the illuminated part of the moon to the eye of a spectator. (noun)
    source: webster1913
  • The natural curvature of a log or of the edge of a board sawed from a log. (noun)
    source: webster1913

verb (v)

  • grow smaller (verb.change)
    Synonym: decline, go down
    Interest in the project waned.
    source: wordnet30
  • become smaller (verb.change)
    Antonym: climb, mount, rise, wax
    Interest in his novels waned.
    source: wordnet30
  • decrease in phase (verb.change)
    Antonym: full, wax
    source: wordnet30
  • To be diminished; to decrease; -- contrasted with wax, and especially applied to the illuminated part of the moon. (verb)
    source: webster1913
  • To cause to decrease. (verb)
    source: webster1913

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