- Dwindled is defined as became smaller or reduced.
At the end of the night when most of the crowd disperses and there are only three or four people left, this is an example of when the crowd dwindled.
Variant of dwindle
transitive verbdwindled, dwindling
to keep on becoming or making smaller or less; diminish; shrink
Origin of dwindlefrequentative of obsolete dwine, to languish, fade ; from Middle English dwinen ; from Old English dwīnan, akin to Old Norse dvína ; from Indo-European base an unverified form dheu-: see die