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dwin·dle

dwindle

 
 
pronunciation:
dwIn dl
part of speech: verb
inflections: dwindles, dwindling, dwindled
definition: to become or cause to become gradually smaller or less until almost nothing remains; shrink.
The crowd dwindled, until only a handful of people remained.Our savings dwindled away.
synonyms:
decline, decrease, diminish, shrink, taper, wane
antonyms:
increase
similar words:
abate, contract, drop, ebb, fade, fall, lessen, reduce, shorten, sink, trail