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To erode gradually and progressively
“The woman in the darkness could hear him laughing and talking with a guest who was striving to wear away a dull evening by dozing in a chair by the office door.”
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(usually of a disease or condition) To affect adversely
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To diminish to nothing
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To diminish in effect
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To erode gradually and progressively
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To scrape or wear away by friction or erosion
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To gradually exhaust or drain away
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To wear away or cause damage through applied friction
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To cause to lose energy or become physically weaker
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Become progressively worse
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Come or fall away from a surface in flakes
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