3. (verb) to fade away, decline, deteriorate (of health, etc.).
Ahakoa kua māwhe atu taku tinana i roto i ēnei tau e waru, kāore anō kia mawehe atu te whakaaro i a koutou, i aku iwi Māori (TTT 1/8/1924:90). / Although my body has been deteriorating in these last eight years, my thoughts for you, my Māori tribes, haven't left me.