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adjective (NOT CLEAR)    /dɪm/ (dimmer, dimmest)
C2 not giving or having much light: The lamp gave out a dim light. He sat in a dim corner of the waiting room. We could see a dim (= not easily seen) shape in the fog.Darkness and becoming dark literary If your eyes are dim, you cannot see very well.Eyesight, glasses and lensesUsing the eyesThe eye and surrounding areaOptics, microscopy and lasers a dim memory, recollection, etc. C2 something that you remember slightly, but not very well: I had a dim recollection of having met her before.Memory and memories dimly     /ˈdɪ adverb The room was dimly lit. I dimly remembered seeing the film before.Darkness and becoming dark dimness     /ˈdɪm.nəs/ noun [U] Darkness and becoming dark
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