Pronunciation: (dwin'dl), [key]
—v., -dled, -dling.
1. to become smaller and smaller; shrink; waste away: His vast fortune has dwindled away.
2. to fall away, as in quality; degenerate.
to make smaller and smaller; cause to shrink: Failing health dwindles ambition.
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