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wane in Astronomy topic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishwanewane1 /weɪn/ verb [intransitive]  1 LESSif something such as power, influence, or a feeling wanes, it becomes gradually less strong or less important My enthusiasm for the project was waning. The group’s influence had begun to wane by this time.2 HAwhen the moon wanes, you gradually see less of it opp wax wax and wane at wax2(4)→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
waneThe smile was beginning to wane.Some countries' taste for purely American pop culture has waned.When girls hit adolescence, their self-confidence begins to wane.His popularity in the state began to wane almost immediately after the election.But with his popularity waning and the economy temporarily faltering, Park was in trouble even in his own entourage.The volume of the presiding cleric's voice waxed and waned as though he were speaking through a faulty microphone.My enthusiasm had waned by the time the tea arrived.Enthusiasm for it tends to wane during economic recessions.But in the waning hours Saturday night, Cox came up big.In the waning light of the spring evening, play commences in the second-grade Fathers / Students League.Even in the final years of the Soviet Union, the managers were stepping into the void created by waning party power.