Definition of dwindle
- Their savings dwindled to nothing.
- a dwindling population
Our energy dwindled as the meeting dragged on.
The town's population is dwindling away.
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abate, de-escalate, decline, decrease, die (away or down or out), diminish, drain (away), drop (off), ease, ebb, fall, fall away, lessen, let up, lower, moderate, pall, phase down, ratchet (down) also rachet (down) , recede, relent, remit, shrink, subside, taper, taper off, wane;
: to gradually become smaller
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subject to rapid or unexpected change
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