Part of Speech verb
Origin + Etymology
late 16th century, English; frequentative of Scots dwine "fade away," from Old English dwīnan, of Germanic origin; related to Middle Dutch dwīnen and Old Norse dvína
Synonyms
  • abate decay decline decrease fade wane
Antonyms
  • ascend develop enhance enlarge expand grow
Definition
to become smaller and smaller; shrink; waste away
Example
A) The fight caused her hope in their relationship to dwindle. B) The candle had been burning for so long that the flame was beginning to dwindle.
Usage Over Time

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