An example of dwindle is when you have a lot of candy and you eat it piece by piece, until the quantity of candy will start to reduce down to nothing.
transitive verb-·dled, -·dling
Origin of dwindlefrequentative of obsolete dwine, to languish, fade from Middle English dwinen from Old English dw?nan, akin to Old Norse dvína from Indo-European base an unverified form dheu-: see die
verbdwin·dled, dwin·dling, dwin·dles
Origin of dwindleFrequentative of Middle English dwinen to waste away from Old English dwīnan to shrink ; see dheu-2 in Indo-European roots.
(third-person singular simple present dwindles, present participle dwindling, simple past and past participle dwindled)
Diminutive form of dwine, from Old English dwinan (“to waste away”), akin to Old Norse dvena /dvína (Danish tvine (“to pine away”) ).