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Definition of "waning" []

  • Becoming weaker or smaller. (adjective)
  • Especially of the lunar phase as it shrinks when viewed from the Earth. (adjective)
  • The fact or act of becoming less or less intense. (noun)
  • The fact or act of becoming smaller. (noun)
  • Present participle of wane. (verb)

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Use "waning" in a sentence
  • "And when she is exactly opposite the sun, she shines with a full light, having arrived at the seventh sign; and even while she is there, having advanced but a very little further, she begins to diminish, which we call waning; and as she gets older, she resumes the same shapes that she had while increasing."
  • "Manuel Zelaya, the deposed Honduran president, has complained about what he described as waning condemnation by the US of his removal from office, saying Washington's position on the coup was not clear."
  • "The U.S. general said Iraq's political impasse and increasing levels of violence have resulted in waning confidence among Iraqis, who are now less willing to share information about insurgents."