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dwindle

Pronunciation: /ˈdwɪndl/

Translation of dwindle in Spanish:

intransitive verb/verbo intransitivo

  • 1.1 [numbers/audiences/population] disminuir*, menguar*, reducirse* to dwindle away to nothing irse* reduciendo hasta quedar en la nada to dwindle in importance perder* importancia
    Example sentences
    • Though she was many miles away, he felt her aura gradually dim and dwindle until it faded completely away…
    • North Sea gas supplies are gradually dwindling, with much of the infrastructure now at a ripe old age.
    • There is nothing wrong with the people - it is the investment which has gradually dwindled.
    1.2
    (dwindling present participle/participio presente)
    dwindling resources recursos (masculine plural) cada vez más limitados dwindling numbers números (masculine plural) cada vez más reducidos

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