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dwin·dle

 (dwĭn′dl)
v. dwin·dled, dwin·dling, dwin·dles
v.intr.
To become gradually less until little remains. See Synonyms at decrease.
v.tr.
To cause to dwindle: difficulties that dwindled my enthusiasm for the recipe.

[Frequentative of Middle English dwinen, to waste away, from Old English dwīnan, to shrink; see dheu- in Indo-European roots.]

dwindle

(ˈdwɪndəl)
vb
to grow or cause to grow less in size, intensity, or number; diminish or shrink gradually
[C16: from Old English dwīnan to waste away; related to Old Norse dvīna to pine away]

dwin•dle

(ˈdwɪn dl)

v. -dled, -dling. v.i.
1. to become smaller and smaller; shrink; diminish.
2. to fall away, as in quality; degenerate.
v.t.
3. to make smaller and smaller; cause to shrink.
[1590–1600; dwine (now dial.) to waste away (Middle English; Old English dwīnan; c. Middle Dutch dwīnen, Old Norse dvīna) + -le]
syn: See decrease.

dwindle


Past participle: dwindled
Gerund: dwindling

Imperative
dwindle
dwindle
Present
I dwindle
you dwindle
he/she/it dwindles
we dwindle
you dwindle
they dwindle
Preterite
I dwindled
you dwindled
he/she/it dwindled
we dwindled
you dwindled
they dwindled
Present Continuous
I am dwindling
you are dwindling
he/she/it is dwindling
we are dwindling
you are dwindling
they are dwindling
Present Perfect
I have dwindled
you have dwindled
he/she/it has dwindled
we have dwindled
you have dwindled
they have dwindled
Past Continuous
I was dwindling
you were dwindling
he/she/it was dwindling
we were dwindling
you were dwindling
they were dwindling
Past Perfect
I had dwindled
you had dwindled
he/she/it had dwindled
we had dwindled
you had dwindled
they had dwindled
Future
I will dwindle
you will dwindle
he/she/it will dwindle
we will dwindle
you will dwindle
they will dwindle
Future Perfect
I will have dwindled
you will have dwindled
he/she/it will have dwindled
we will have dwindled
you will have dwindled
they will have dwindled
Future Continuous
I will be dwindling
you will be dwindling
he/she/it will be dwindling
we will be dwindling
you will be dwindling
they will be dwindling
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been dwindling
you have been dwindling
he/she/it has been dwindling
we have been dwindling
you have been dwindling
they have been dwindling
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been dwindling
you will have been dwindling
he/she/it will have been dwindling
we will have been dwindling
you will have been dwindling
they will have been dwindling
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been dwindling
you had been dwindling
he/she/it had been dwindling
we had been dwindling
you had been dwindling
they had been dwindling
Conditional
I would dwindle
you would dwindle
he/she/it would dwindle
we would dwindle
you would dwindle
they would dwindle
Past Conditional
I would have dwindled
you would have dwindled
he/she/it would have dwindled
we would have dwindled
you would have dwindled
they would have dwindled
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.dwindle - become smaller or lose substance; "Her savings dwindled down"
decrease, diminish, lessen, fall - decrease in size, extent, or range; "The amount of homework decreased towards the end of the semester"; "The cabin pressure fell dramatically"; "her weight fell to under a hundred pounds"; "his voice fell to a whisper"

dwindle

dwindle

verb
To grow or cause to grow gradually less:
Translations
يَتَضاءَل، يَقِل
ubývatzmenšovatrozplynoutscvrkávat se
skrumpe indsvinde in
huvetavähetä
rÿrna, minnka
samazinātiessarauties
rozplynúť sa
azalmakküçülmek

dwindle

[ˈdwɪndl] VIreducirse, menguar
to dwindle toquedar reducido a
to dwindle away [money, sound] → disminuir, menguar
his life was dwindling awayse consumía poco a poco

dwindle

[ˈdwɪndəl] vi [number] → diminuer; [resources, exports] → diminuer; [support] → diminuer

dwindle

vi (strength, relevance)schwinden, abnehmen; (interest) → nachlassen; (numbers, audiences)zurückgehen, abnehmen; (supplies, stocks)schrumpfen, zur Neige gehen

dwindle

[ˈdwɪndl] vi (numbers, supplies) → assottigliarsi, diminuire, decrescere; (interest) → affievolirsi
to dwindle to → ridursi a

dwindle

(ˈdwindl) verb
to grow less. His money dwindled away.
References in classic literature ?
Even in long- distance telephony, the expense of a message dwindles when it is compared with the price of a return railway ticket.
See now, I will rise; and the effect upon your eye will be that my Circle will become smaller and smaller till it dwindles to a point and finally vanishes.
Even the joy of an unexpected meeting is always an imperfect sensation, for it never lasts long enough to justify our secret anticipations--our happiness dwindles to mere every-day contentment before we have half done with it.