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verb [intransitive] dwindle pronunciation in British English /ˈdwɪnd(ə)l/
Word Forms
present tense
present participledwindling
past tensedwindled
past participledwindled
  1. to become gradually less or smaller over a period of time until almost nothing remains
    Resources are dwindling.
    dwindle to: Water supplies have dwindled to their lowest level in ten years.
    dwindle away: Her hopes for success dwindled away to nothing.


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