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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 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.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj : gradually decreasing until little remains [syn: tapering,
            tapering off]
      n : a becoming gradually less; "there is no greater sadness that
          the dwindling away of a family" [syn: dwindling away]