Dwindle

Definition of Dwindle

Dwin´dle
v. i.1.To diminish; to become less; to shrink; to waste or consume away; to become degenerate; to fall away.
[imp. & p. p. Dwindled ; p. pr. & vb. n. Dwindling .]
Weary sennights nine times nine
Shall he dwindle, peak and pine.
- Shak.
Religious societies, though begun with excellent intentions,
are said to have dwindled into factious clubs.
- Swift.
v. t.1.To make less; to bring low.
Our drooping days are dwindled down to naught.
- Thomson.
2.To break; to disperse.
n.1.The process of dwindling; dwindlement; decline; degeneracy.

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