dwindles


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dwindles

(informal) a condition of physical deterioration involving several body systems, usually in an elderly person.

dwindles

(dwĭn′dĭlz) [AS dwinan, to waste away]
A colloquial term for failure to thrive.
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But towards the middle of October the resolution began to dwindle perceptibly, and showed dangerous symptoms of exhaustion.
It will dwindle and dwindle as the months roll on, and there is no replenishing the fuel.
Don't suppose that I don't understand your reasons for not wanting to let this feeling between us dwindle into an ordinary hole-and-corner love-affair.