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dwarfnoun [C]

/dwɔrf/
  • dwarf noun [C] (SMALL PERSON)

a person who is much smaller than the usual size, or (in stories for children) a creature like a little man, esp. one having magical powers
  • dwarf noun [C] (STAR)

earth science any of a group of stars that, compared to other stars, are not very large or bright, including the sun

dwarfverb [T]

us   /dwɔrf/
  • dwarf verb [T] (MAKE SMALL)

to make something seem small by comparison: This year’s budget dwarfs all previous ones.
(Definition of dwarf from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)







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dwarfnoun [C]

uk   /dwɔːf/ us   /dwɔːrf/ plural dwarfs or dwarves

dwarfadjective [before noun]

uk   /dwɔːf/ us   /dwɔːrf/

dwarfverb [T]

uk   /dwɔːf/ us   /dwɔːrf/
(Definition of dwarf from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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