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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/suppliesBecoming and making smaller or lessBecoming and making less strong
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