Dwin·dle v. i. [imp. & p. p. Dwindled p. pr. & vb. n. Dwindling ] To diminish; to become less; to shrink; to waste or consume away; to become degenerate; to fall away.
Weary sennights nine times nine
Shall he dwindle, peak and pine. --Shak.
Religious societies, though begun with excellent intentions,
are said to have dwindled into factious clubs. --Swift.
Dwin·dle, v. t.
1. To make less; to bring low.
Our drooping days are dwindled down to naught. --Thomson.
2. To break; to disperse. [R.]
Dwin·dle, n. The process of dwindling; dwindlement; decline; degeneracy. [R.]
v : become smaller or lose substance; "Her savings dwindled
down" [syn: dwindle away, dwindle down]