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wane

verb [I] uk   /weɪn/ us  
to become weaker in strength or influence: By the late 70s the band's popularity was beginning to wane.Becoming and making less strong formal The moon wanes when it gradually appears less and less round, after the full moon.
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wane

noun uk   /weɪn/ us  
on the wane becoming less strong, powerful, popular, etc.: There are signs that support for the party is on the wane.Becoming and making less strong
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