Dictionary.com

dim-out

or dim·out

[ dim-out ]
/ ˈdɪmˌaʊt /
Save This Word!

noun
a reduction or concealment of night lighting in wartime to make the source less visible to an enemy from the air or sea.
a reduction of night lighting caused by a failure in an electric generating system or a reduction in its output.
QUIZ
QUIZ YOURSELF ON "IS" VS. "ARE"
"Is" it time for a new quiz? "Are" you ready? Then prove your excellent skills on using "is" vs. "are."
Question 1 of 7
IS and ARE are both forms of which verb?

Origin of dim-out

First recorded in 1940–45; dim + (black)out
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2022

How to use dim-out in a sentence

FEEDBACK