To wear off

Related to To wear off: wear thin, wear down
to diminish or remove by attrition or slow decay; as, to wear off the nap of cloth.
to pass away by degrees; as, the follies of youth wear off with age.

See also: Wear, Wear

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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Summary: Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], June 29 (ANI): Intensity of rainfall is expected to wear off by Monday in Mumbai, predicted India Meteorological Department.
Summary: Maybelline should blush, and pay up, for overstating how long it takes a popular brand of lipstick and lip gloss to wear off, according to a lawsuit filed on Friday.
"Conventional products tend to wear off," says Mike Brown, Boots Suncare scientific adviser.
Melatonin's effect starts to wear off at around 8 a.m.
And it takes 90 minutes for every unit to wear off once you have drunk more than 12 units.
Dyskinesia means that for an hour or so after traditional medication is taken, and then as it begins to wear off, the sufferer writhes and twists uncontrollably.
With Daisy, Sophie only began to feel even vaguely human after 15 weeks - and with this latest addition to Team Jones, the pukey/sleepy/grumpy thing is only just beginning to wear off after 20 weeks.
As the shock began to wear off from the tragedies of September 11, new investment opportunities appeared across the Internet for companies with solutions for anthrax, nuclear radiation and other terrorist threats.
As the initial shock began to wear off, economic activity recovered somewhat from the depressed levels that immediately followed the attacks, though the recovery has been uneven.
In Tokyo the effect is muted; nowadays foreigners are everywhere in the city, and their fascination may have started to wear off. But Morimura's studio is in the provinces, where the gaijin gaze is still formidable.