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  • v. to diminish in effect
  • v. to disappear because of being abraded, over-polished, or abused

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. deteriorate through use or stress
  • v. diminish, as by friction


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  • I had arranged that we should have two weeks or so of rehearsals before starting the cameras rolling, so that strangenesses could wear off and we should all feel at home with each other.

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