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dwindles

(dwĭn′dĭlz) [AS dwinan, to waste away]
A colloquial term for failure to thrive.
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"If numbers again dwindle to one then the bus will not run, but parents now have the chance to demonstrate they want and will use this bus."
Bread, water and tea, I figured, would be the last things on Earth to dwindle away.
According to island farmer Mike Rendell, cruise ship passengers who would have paid to view the penguins, petrels, cormorants and other wildlife on his island farm will dwindle in number.
But the ratio is expected to dwindle significantly in the second half of fiscal 2002 due to an expected increase in appraisal losses on stockholdings and the aggressive disposal of bad loans, the paper said.
As people become more health conscious customers have begun to 'dwindle' at old-fashioned egg, beans and chips establishments.
"If the AMA continues to remain in opposition to my Second Amendment rights, then its falling membership shall dwindle by one more -- me."