Dwindle

Pronunciation: dwin·dle

PartOf Speech:verb


verb (used without object)
1.
to become smaller and smaller; shrink; waste away: His vast fortune has dwindled away.
2.
to fall away, as in quality; degenerate.

verb (used with object)
3.
to make smaller and smaller; cause to shrink: Failing health dwindles ambition.

Related forms
un·dwin·dling, adjective

Synonyms

1. diminish, decline, lessen, wane. See __decrease.__ 3. lessen.
Antonyms

1. increase.3. magnify.
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