\ ˈdwīn\

Definition of dwine

now chiefly dialectal
: to waste or pine away : languish

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History and Etymology for 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

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