Dwindles | definition of dwindles by Medical dictionary
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Related to dwindles: sort out
, collide with
(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.
References in classic literature
But towards the middle of October the resolution began to dwindle
perceptibly, and showed dangerous symptoms of exhaustion.
It will 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.