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dwindles

(dwĭn′dĭlz) [AS dwinan, to waste away]
A colloquial term for failure to thrive.
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The DHEA group also had higher concentrations of insulin growth factor, a compound that spurs the immune system and normally dwindles with age.
One has two heads, another two crania and one face, another's torso dwindles into a fishtaillike flap of skin, another has one half-formed eye in mid forehead.
Prior investigations have found that 2-month-old babies distinguish speech sounds employed in many languages, an ability that dwindles as youngsters learn a native tongue (SN: 2/8/92, p.91).