wane Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"wane" in British English

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waneverb [I]

uk   us   /weɪn/
to ​becomeweaker in ​strength or ​influence: By the late 70s the band's ​popularity was ​beginning to wane. formal The ​moon wanes when it ​graduallyappears less and less round, after the full moon .
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wanenoun

uk   us   /weɪn/
on the wane becoming less ​strong, ​powerful, ​popular, etc.: There are ​signs that ​support for the ​group is on the wane.
(Definition of wane from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"wane" in American English

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waneverb [I]

 us   /weɪn/
to ​weaken in ​strength or ​influence: By the late 70s, the band’s ​popularity was ​beginning to wane.
(Definition of wane from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"wane" in Business English

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waneverb [I]

uk   us   /weɪn/
to become ​weaker: The company's waning ​shareprice caused tension at ​boardlevel.

wanenoun [S]

uk   us   /weɪn/
on the wane if something is on the wane, it is becoming ​weaker or less common: Traditional employer-funded ​pensions are on the wane.
(Definition of wane from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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