Definition of dwindle:
die, downscale, dwindle away, fall, ease, knock down, decline, pall, phase down, dip, rebate, ratchet also rachet, drop, crater, relent, fall away, increase, downsize, remit, dwindle down, slump, ebb, let up, taper off, de-escalate, moderate, dent.
- decrease (part of speech: verb)
- diminish (part of speech: verb)
From where I had been standing, I had been able to see the body take the water, and now, for a brief couple of seconds, I saw the white of the canvas, blurred by the blue of the water, dwindle and dwindle in the extreme depth.- "The Ghost Pirates", William Hope Hodgson.
The power of the spiritual oligarchy rests upon superstitious terrors which dwindle before advancing enlightenment; hence the clergy have become reactionary, have sought to stifle the spirit of free inquiry, and have used the schools which they have builded as instruments to keep alive unreasoning prejudice, or to serve their selfish ends.- "The Emancipation of Massachusetts", Brooks Adams.
- "The Atlantic Book of Modern Plays", Various.