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English definition of “wear off”

wear off

verb phrasal verb with wear  /weər/ (past tense wore  /wɔr, woʊr/, past participle worn  /wɔrn, woʊrn/) us  
to stop having an effect or influence: The vaccine wears off after 10 years.
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