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dwindle

  

      vb   to grow or cause to grow less in size, intensity, or number; diminish or shrink gradually  
     (C16: from Old English dwinan to waste away; related to Old Norse dvina to pine away)  
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dwindle

  
  
abate, contract, decay, decline, decrease, die away, die down, die out, diminish, ebb, fade, fall, grow less, lessen, peter out, pine, shrink, shrivel, sink, subside, taper off, wane, waste away, weaken, wither  
  
Antonyms     
   advance, amplify, develop, dilate, enlarge, escalate, expand, grow, heighten, increase, magnify, multiply, swell, wax  

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dandle, dawdle, diddle, dingle

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