verb (used without object), dwin·dled, dwin·dling.
verb (used with object), dwin·dled, dwin·dling.
Origin of dwindle
Examples from the Web for dwindle
While public interest in Ebola continues to dwindle, the epidemic itself continues to soar.
If the money starts to dwindle, then Snyder will do something.The Native Americans Who Voted for ‘The Fighting Sioux’|Evan Weiner|June 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Voegeli charges that Geoffrey Kabaservice and I propose only that Republicans dwindle into Democrats-lite.
This comes a day after the possibility of a potential third-party run by Lisa Murkowski began to dwindle.
Terror continues to win as our civil liberties continue to dwindle.
When they are wanted, they dwindle, when they are wanted most urgently, they fade and die away altogether.Liberalism and the Social Problem|Winston Spencer Churchill
Will the magnificent pretensions of the "Head of Navigation" dwindle into thin air?The History of Peru|Henry S. Beebe
But he seemed to dwindle and pine, somehow, and Cyril and I got dreadfully anxious about him.Lover or Friend|Rosa Nouchette Carey
There has to be a continual shepherding of the flock or the Church might dwindle sadly.The Hearts of Men|H. Fielding
And if the pressure be strong, as it sometimes is, must they not dwindle away?The Young Mother|William A. Alcott
Word Origin for dwindle
1590s, apparently diminutive and frequentative of Middle English dwinen "waste away, fade, vanish," from Old English dwinan, from Proto-Germanic *dwinanan (cf. Dutch dwijnen "to vanish," Old Norse dvina, Danish tvine, Low German dwinen), from PIE *dheu- (3) "to die" (see die (v.)). Related: Dwindled; dwindling.