Simple Definition of dwindle
: to gradually become smaller
Examples of dwindle
Our energy dwindled as the meeting dragged on.
The town's population is dwindling away.
Origin of dwindle
probably frequentative of dwine to waste away, from Middle English, from Old English dwīnan; akin to Old Norse dvīna to pine away, deyja to die — more at die
First Known Use: 1596
Synonym Discussion of dwindle
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