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Definition of wane:

  1. An inequality in a board.
  2. Decline; failure; diminution; decrease; declension.
  3. The decrease of the illuminated part of the moon to the eye of a spectator.
  4. The natural curvature of a log or of the edge of a board sawed from a log.
  5. To be diminished; to decrease; - contrasted with wax, and especially applied to the illuminated part of the moon.
  6. To cause to decrease.
  7. To decline; to fail; to sink.


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