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English definition of “wear off”

wear off

phrasal verb with wear     /weər/ US  /wer/ verb (wore, worn)
B2 If a feeling or the effect of something wears off, it gradually disappears: Most patients find that the numbness from the injection wears off after about an hour.Appearing and disappearing
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