Dwarfed
Dwarf Dwarf, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Dwarfed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Dwarfing}.] To hinder from growing to the natural size; to make or keep small; to stunt. --Addison. [1913 Webster]

Even the most common moral ideas and affections . . . would be stunted and dwarfed, if cut off from a spiritual background. --J. C. Shairp. [1913 Webster]


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  • dwarfed — adjective • • • Main Entry: ↑dwarf …   Useful english dictionary

  • dwarfed — (dworft) of unusually small size; characterized by dwarfism. Called also nanoid …   Medical dictionary

  • dwarfed — Synonyms and related words: Lenten, Lilliputian, Spartan, Tom Thumb, abstemious, ascetic, austere, bandy, bandy legged, blemished, bloated, bowlegged, club footed, defaced, deformed, disfigured, dumpy, dwarf, dwarfish, elfin, exiguous, flatfooted …   Moby Thesaurus

  • dwarfed — dwɔːf n. abnormally short human, pygmy, midget; small man with magical powers (Folklore) v. reduce, minimize, miniaturize, make small …   English contemporary dictionary

  • dwarfed tree — noun Bonsai • • • Main Entry: ↑dwarf …   Useful english dictionary

  • dwarfed enamel — nanoid e …   Medical dictionary

  • being dwarfed — being overshadowed, being diminished, being dominated, being made to appear smaller; being stunted in growth …   English contemporary dictionary

  • suni — dwarfed southern African antelope Unusual Animals …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • bonsai — /bon suy , zuy , bohn , bon suy, zuy, bohn /, n., pl. bonsai. 1. a tree or shrub that has been dwarfed, as by pruning the roots and pinching, and is grown in a pot or other container and trained to produce a desired shape or effect. 2. the art or …   Universalium

  • Dwarfing — is a characteristic in plants and animals whereby one or more members of a breed or cultivar are significantly smaller than standard members of their species. The effect can be induced through genetic or hormonal means. Contents 1 Animals 2… …   Wikipedia

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