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English definition of “dwindle”

dwindle

verb [I]     /ˈdwɪn.dl̩/
to become smaller in size or amount , or fewer in number : The community has dwindled to a tenth of its former size in the last two years . Her hopes of success in the race dwindled last night as the weather became worse .Becoming and making smaller or lessBecoming and making less strong dwindling     /-ɪŋ/ adjective dwindling numbers / supplies Becoming and making smaller or lessBecoming and making less strong
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