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DWINDLING

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does dwindling mean? 

DWINDLING (noun)
  The noun DWINDLING has 1 sense:

1. a becoming gradually less

  Familiarity information: DWINDLING used as a noun is very rare.


DWINDLING (adjective)
  The adjective DWINDLING has 1 sense:

1. gradually decreasing until little remains

  Familiarity information: DWINDLING used as an adjective is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


DWINDLING (noun)


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Meaning:

A becoming gradually less

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural events

Synonyms:

dwindling; dwindling away

Context example:

there is no greater sadness that the dwindling away of a family

Hypernyms ("dwindling" is a kind of...):

decrease; drop-off; lessening (a change downward)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "dwindling"):

fading away (gradually diminishing in brightness or loudness or strength)


DWINDLING (adjective)


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Meaning:

Gradually decreasing until little remains

Synonyms:

dwindling; tapering off; tapering

Similar:

decreasing (becoming less or smaller)


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