adjective, dim·mer, dim·mest.
verb (used with object), dimmed, dim·ming.
verb (used without object), dimmed, dim·ming.
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Use the two-button interface—one on the side, one on the tail—to toggle through its six power levels, from very dim to blindingly bright, or activate the strobe mode for emergencies.Home and office products that make sure-fire gifts|PopSci Commerce Team|October 8, 2020|Popular Science
The inability for consumers to switch between networks dims the possibility that competitors could dislodge Facebook.House panel proposes largest antitrust reforms in decades to rein in Big Tech|kdunn6|October 7, 2020|Fortune
Though negotiations between House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin are ongoing, prospects for a deal remain dim.Americans could face ‘unnecessary hardship’ without more stimulus, says Fed chief|Lee Clifford|October 6, 2020|Fortune
It sent mega-tsunamis racing across the ocean and dug a roughly 93-mile-wide crater, throwing much of that material into the atmosphere where it blocked and dimmed the sun for years.The World’s Space Agencies Are on a Quest to Deflect a (Harmless) Asteroid|Jason Dorrier|September 27, 2020|Singularity Hub
Use the two-button interface—one on the side, one on the tail—to toggle through its five power levels, from very dim to blindingly bright, or activate the strobe mode for emergencies.Flashlights for emergency scenarios and outdoor fun|PopSci Commerce Team|August 27, 2020|Popular Science
The dimmed lights and sizeable golden calf on the center of the conference table should tip you off.‘Persecuted’ Is the Christian Right’s Paranoid Wet Dream|Candida Moss|July 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He was like Norma Desmond up there, still craving the spotlight after the spotlight had long since been dimmed.
Bush has been replaced by Barack Obama, who continues to garner international prestige even as his aura has dimmed at home.After the Presidential Election, a Tough Road for Hugo Chávez|Mac Margolis|October 9, 2012|DAILY BEAST
But unquestionably enthusiasm has dimmed; uninspired indecision has replaced hope of change.Many 2008 Conservative Obama Backers, or ObamaCons, Will Stay True|John Avlon|September 4, 2012|DAILY BEAST
But a couple of years in the spotlight, and his star has dimmed a little.Michael Tomasky on Romney’s Veep and Convention-Speaker Trap|Michael Tomasky|July 17, 2012|DAILY BEAST
He could see that, even though his eyes were dimmed by the splashing of the ripples.Dusty Star|Olaf Baker
Sweet oblivion has dimmed with denial and forgetfulness the obloquy which hunted her in her last days.Brave Men and Women|O.E. Fuller
The smell that he had expected had dimmed to such an extent that it promoted no muscular impulse.The Strength of the Pines|Edison Marshall
Her voice quivered and Ruth's intense eyes, which did not leave her sister's face, dimmed.Fidelity|Susan Glaspell
Her eyes were cast down, but if any one had looked under their long lashes, they would have seen them dimmed with tears.Marion Berkley|Elizabeth B. Comins
British Dictionary definitions for dim
adjective dimmer or dimmest
verb dims, dimming or dimmed
Derived forms of dimdimly, adverbdimness, noun
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Idioms and Phrases with dim
see take a dim view.