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wane

 (wān)
intr.v. waned, wan·ing, wanes
1. To decrease gradually in size, number, strength, or intensity: Interest in the subject waned.
2. To show a progressively smaller illuminated area, as the moon does in passing from full to new.
3. To approach an end: The day began to wane.
n.
1. The act or process of gradually declining or diminishing.
2.
a. A time or phase of gradual decrease.
b. The period of the decrease of the moon's illuminated visible surface.
3. A defective edge of a board caused by remaining bark or a beveled end.
Idiom:
on the wane
In a period of decline or decrease: "The tide was near the turn and already the day was on the wane" (James Joyce).

[Middle English wanen, from Old English wanian; see euə- in Indo-European roots.]

waning

(ˈweɪnɪŋ)
n
1. (Astronomy) (of the moon) the act of showing a gradually decreasing portion of illuminated surface, between full moon and new moon
2. the act of decreasing gradually in size, strength, power, etc
adj
3. (Astronomy) (of the moon) showing a gradually decreasing portion of illuminated surface, between full moon and new moon
4. decreasing gradually in size, strength, power, etc
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.waning - a gradual decrease in magnitude or extentwaning - a gradual decrease in magnitude or extent; "the waning of his enthusiasm was obvious"; "the waxing and waning of the moon"
decrease, lessening, drop-off - a change downward; "there was a decrease in his temperature as the fever subsided"; "there was a sharp drop-off in sales"
waxing - a gradual increase in magnitude or extent; "the waxing of the moon"
Adj.1.waning - (of the Moon) pertaining to the period during which the visible surface of the moon decreaseswaning - (of the Moon) pertaining to the period during which the visible surface of the moon decreases; "after full moon comes the waning moon"
waxing - (of the moon) pertaining to the period during which the visible surface of the moon increases; "the waxing moon passes from new to full"
Translations

waning

[ˈweɪnɪŋ]
A. ADJ [moon] → menguante (fig) [popularity, power, enthusiasm, interest, support] → decreciente
B. N [of moon] → menguante f (fig) [of popularity, power] → disminución f, mengua f; [of enthusiasm, interest, support] → disminución f

waning

[ˈweɪnɪŋ] adj (moon) → calante (fig) (power, influence, strength) → in declino