- simple past tense and past participle of dwindle
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.
- As the afternoon dwindled, the Deans were content to rock and ruminate.
- From this time onward the village dwindled to the poor dirty place it is to-day.
- In 1826-1828 the town became for a time the capital of Greece and the centre of a large commercial population (about Io,000), which has dwindled to about 4300.
- The council gradually dwindled, and probably came to an end without formal abolition.
- The population, estimated by James Bruce in 1770 at 10,000 families, had dwindled in 1905 to about 7000.