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slim         
      adj  

, slimmer, slimmest

  
1    small in width relative to height or length  
2    small in amount or quality  
slim chances of success     
      vb   , slims, slimming, slimmed  
3    to make or become slim, esp. by diets and exercise  
4    to reduce or decrease or cause to be reduced or decreased,   (See also)        slim down  
     (C17: from Dutch: crafty, from Middle Dutch slimp slanting; compare Old High German slimbi obliquity)  
  slimly      adv  
  slimmer      n  
  slimness      n  


Slim   [1]  
      n      the E African name for       AIDS  
     (from its wasting effects)  
Slim   [2]  
      n   William Joseph, 1st Viscount. 1891--1970, British field marshal, who commanded (1943--45) the 14th Army in the reconquest of Burma (now called Myanmar) from the Japanese; governor general of Australia (1953--60)  
slim down  
      vb   adv  
1    to make or become slim, esp. intentionally  
2    to make (an organization) more efficient or (of an organization) to become more efficient, esp. by cutting staff  
      n  
  slimdown  
3    an instance of an organization slimming down  
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Slim          [1]  
      n      the E African name for       AIDS  
     (from its wasting effects)  

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Slim          [2]  
      n   William Joseph, 1st Viscount. 1891--1970, British field marshal, who commanded (1943--45) the 14th Army in the reconquest of Burma (now called Myanmar) from the Japanese; governor general of Australia (1953--60)  

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slim

  

      adj  
1    lean, narrow, slender, slight, svelte, sylphlike, thin, trim  
2    faint, poor, remote, slender, slight  
      vb  
3    diet, lose weight, reduce, slenderize     (chiefly U.S.)  
  
Antonyms     
,       adj  
1    broad, bulky, chubby, fat, heavy, muscular, obese, overweight, sturdy, tubby, well-built, wide  
2    good, strong  
      vb   build oneself up, put on weight  

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slim down, slime, slimy, slimly

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