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American English: /weɪn/
British English: /weɪn/

Translation of wane in Spanish:

intransitive verb

  • 1.1
    Example sentences
    • Tory tried to see her reflection, but the moon was waning, the stars obscured by clouds.
    • Tonight and for the next week or so while the moon is waning with the brightest appearance next Tuesday night.
    • On the 30th, at 10: 31 P.M., the Moon wanes to last quarter for the second time in August.
    1.2 (dwindle)
    support for the strike has waned in recent weeks
    la huelga ha perdido apoyo en las últimas semanas
    her strength was waning fast
    estaba perdiendo rápidamente las fuerzas
    sus fuerzas menguaban rápidamente
    also: waning present participle
    Example sentences
    • Though my friend's interest waned and our friendship failed, my interest in the Craft only grew stronger.
    • As a result, the Commonwealth's powers have waxed and the residual ones of the states have waned.
    • Interest had waned over time although expectations were high that the site clean-up might re-awaken it.


  • to be on the wane (moon)
    estar menguando
    estar decayendo or disminuyendo or declinando
    estar en decadencia

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