verb (used without object), dwin·dled, dwin·dling.
verb (used with object), dwin·dled, dwin·dling.
Origin of dwindle
SYNONYMS FOR dwindle
Related formsun·dwin·dling, adjective
Examples from the Web for dwindling
After two decades of dwindling influence, NATO is refreshed and energized by the growing threat on its eastern flank.
In Wild Ones, you talk about the dwindling numbers of several species.Mississippi Hippos, Teddy Bears, and Other Strange Beasts|Scott Porch|July 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
They can exacerbate splits within a ruling leadership, foment popular unrest, or expedite a dwindling current account.
Think thirtysomething single women are the only ones stressed about their dwindling options for marriage and kids?High Manxiety: Thirtysomething Men Are The New Neurotic Singles|Hannah Seligson|May 4, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The yakuza are dwindling from public view: it will be a long time before they are really gone---if ever.
She was dwindling rapidly in visual size; relative to me, she was receding, falling upon the Moon.Wandl the Invader|Raymond King Cummings
But they still clung to the dwindling Swamp, for it was their home and they were loath to move to foreign parts.Wild Animals I Have Known|Ernest Thompson Seton
The ground beneath them seemed in rapid motion, coming towards them from all directions, and dwindling away beneath their feet.The Girl in the Golden Atom|Raymond King Cummings
Its perspective, dwindling to nothingness, corrected the deceit of the clear air.The Killer|Stewart Edward White
"Jeames" was still a target, but a dwindling target of Punch's satire.Mr. Punch's History of Modern England Vol. III of IV|Charles L. Graves