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verb [intransitive] British English pronunciation: dwindle /ˈdwɪnd(ə)l/ 
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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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