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Meaning of DWINDLING

Pronunciation:  dw'induling

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  a becoming gradually less; "there is no greater sadness that the dwindling away of a family"
  2. [adj]  gradually decreasing until little remains
 

DWINDLING is a 9 letter word that starts with D.

 

 Synonyms: decreasing, dwindling away, tapering, tapering off
 
 See Also: decrease, drop-off, fading away, lessening

 

 

Thesaurus Terms
 
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