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adj. slim·mer, slim·mest
1. Small in girth or thickness in proportion to height or length; slender.
2. Small in quantity or amount; meager: slim chances of success.
intr. & tr.v. slimmed, slim·ming, slims
1. To become or make slim.
2. To lose or cause to lose weight, as by dieting or exercise.

[Dutch, bad, sly, from Middle Dutch slimp, slim, bad, crooked.]

slim′ly adv.
slim′mer n.
slim′ness n.
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Adv.1.slimly - in a slim or slender manner; "a slenderly built woman"; "slightly built"
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