intransitive verb \ˈdwīn\

Definition of dwine


now chiefly dialectal

  1. :  to waste or pine away :  languish

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Origin and Etymology of dwine

Middle English dwinen, from Old English dwīnan; akin to Middle Dutch dwīnen to disappear, languish, faint, Old Norse dvīna to dwindle or pine away, Old Irish dīth end, death, Armenian di corpse, Old Norse deyja to die — more at die

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feeling or affected by lethargy

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