Definition of dwine
now chiefly dialectal
: 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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