1. To diminish; to become less; to shrink; to waste or consume away. The body dwindles by pining or consumption; an estate swindles by waste, by want of industry or economy; an object dwindles in size, as it recedes from view; an army dwindles by death or desertion.

Our drooping days have dwindled down to naught.

2. To degenerate; to sink; to fall away.

Religious societies may dwindle into factious clubs.

, v.t. To make less; to bring low.

1. To break; to disperse.