Meaning of “wear off” in the English Dictionary

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"wear off" in British English

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wear off

phrasal verb with wear uk /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.

(Definition of “wear off” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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wear off

phrasal verb with wear us /weər/ verb past tense wore /wɔr, woʊr/ , past participle worn /wɔrn, woʊrn/

to stop having an effect or influence:

The vaccine wears off after 10 years.

(Definition of “wear off” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)