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wear off (third-person singular simple present wears off, present participle wearing off, simple past wore off, past participle worn off)

  1. (intransitive) to diminish in effect
    The effect of the injection will gradually wear off.
  2. (intransitive) to disappear because of being abraded, over-polished, or abused
    The silver plating on that cheap silverware will wear off.