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verb [intransitive]     dwindle pronunciation in British English
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
    dwindle to:

    Water supplies have dwindled to their lowest level in ten years.

    dwindle away:

    Her hopes for success dwindled away to nothing.



the situation of the United Kingdom leaving the European Union

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a rise in the level of a stream or river

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