dwindling


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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.]

dwindling

(ˈdwɪndəlɪŋ)
adj
(Statistics) growing less in size, intensity, or number until there is nothing or almost nothing left; diminishing or shrinking gradually
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.dwindling - a becoming gradually less; "there is no greater sadness that the dwindling away of a family"
decrease, lessening, drop-off - a change downward; "there was a decrease in his temperature as the fever subsided"; "there was a sharp drop-off in sales"
fading away - gradually diminishing in brightness or loudness or strength
Adj.1.dwindling - gradually decreasing until little remains
decreasing - becoming less or smaller
Translations

dwindling

[ˈdwɪndlɪŋ]
A. ADJ (gen) → menguante
B. Ndisminución f

dwindling

[ˈdwɪndəlɪŋ] adj [number] → décroissant(e), en diminution
sb's dwindling band of supporters → un groupe de supporters de moins en moins nombreux

dwindling

adjschwindend; interestnachlassend; population, numbers, audienceszurückgehend; stocks, suppliesschwindend; the prime minister’s dwindling popularitydie sinkende Beliebtheit des Premierministers
nSchwinden nt; (of stocks, population)Rückgang m; (of interest)Nachlassen nt

dwindling

[ˈdwɪndlɪŋ] adj (strength, interest) → che si affievolisce; (resources, supplies) → in diminuzione
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