adjective, dim·mer, dim·mest.
verb (used with object), dimmed, dim·ming.
verb (used without object), dimmed, dim·ming.
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Mars dims within days and won’t be this bright for the remainder of the year.Skywatch: What’s happening in the heavens in January|Blaine P. Friedlander Jr.|December 26, 2020|Washington Post
The program was pitched in late 2016 as a way to save money on energy costs because the devices can be dimmed or brightened from afar.San Diego Smart Streetlights Are Off, But They’re Still Helping Police|Jesse Marx|December 23, 2020|Voice of San Diego
Mróz and his team measured how long it took the star to brighten and dim.
The pandemic increased women’s caregiving duties and dimmed their career prospects.
This nebula is 1,600 light-years away in the constellation Cetus, and you can catch a glimpse of it as a somewhat dim circle-shaped glow with a medium-sized telescope.
Besides changes in light bulbs, many consumers are showing increased interest in dimming and lighting controls.
Their dimming performance will rarely match that of an incandescent, but it is getting better as the technology improves.
My colleague Lloyd Green wrote last week of “The Sprawling, Dimming Age of Obama.”
Reporters declared it a bomb weeks before its release and blamed Cruise and his dimming appeal to moviegoers.
The night pressed in, blurring the sounds of the soldiers outside the blockhouse, dimming the fires.Beyond the Black River|Robert E. Howard
But the glory of one light must ever be the dimming of another.Penrod|Booth Tarkington
In the dimming glow of the fire I fancied I saw luminous eyes watching me, and the skin on my back crawled.The Door Through Space|Marion Zimmer Bradley
Mali stayed a little time; then she went on, for the light was dimming.My Neighbors|Caradoc Evans
Captain Downs instinctively squinted aloft at the scud which was dimming the stars; he sniffed at the volleying wind.Blow The Man Down|Holman Day
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.