dwindling
dwindling dwindling n. the act or process of becoming gradually less until little remains; as, there is no greater sadness that the dwindling away of a family.

Syn: dwindling away. [WordNet 1.5]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • dwindling — adj. gradually decreasing until little remains. Syn: tapering, tapering off. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • dwindling — index attrition, decrease, deduction (diminution) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • dwindling — I noun a becoming gradually less there is no greater sadness that the dwindling away of a family • Syn: ↑dwindling away • Derivationally related forms: ↑dwindle • Hypernyms: ↑decrease, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Dwindling — Dwindle Dwin dle, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Dwindled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Dwindling}.] [From OE. dwinen to languish, waste away, AS. dw[=i]nan; akin to LG. dwinen, D. dwijnen to vanish, Icel. dv[=i]na to cease, dwindle, Sw. tvina; of uncertain origin.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • dwindling — adjective that is declining There is dwindling support for New Labour …   Wiktionary

  • dwindling — adj. Dwindling is used with these nouns: ↑band, ↑stock, ↑supply …   Collocations dictionary

  • dwindling — Synonyms and related words: at rest, calm, catabasis, cloistered, collapse, coming apart, contractive, cool, cracking, crash, crumbling, decadent, deceleration, declension, decline, decline and fall, declining, decreasing, decrescendo, decrescent …   Moby Thesaurus

  • dwindling — adj. diminishing, decreasing, waning, fading dwin·dle || dwɪndl v. diminish, decrease, wane, fade, peter out …   English contemporary dictionary

  • dwindling —   Emiemi, kōlīli i …   English-Hawaiian dictionary

  • dwindling away — noun a becoming gradually less (Freq. 1) there is no greater sadness that the dwindling away of a family • Syn: ↑dwindling • Derivationally related forms: ↑dwindle (for: ↑dwindling) …   Useful english dictionary

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