Dwin"dle, v. t. 1. To make less; to bring low.

Our drooping days are dwindled down to naught.

2. To break; to disperse. [R.] Clarendon.

Dwin"dle, n. The process of dwindling; dwindlement; decline; degeneracy. [R.] Johnson.

Dwin"dle (?), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Dwindled (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Dwindling (?).] [From OE. dwinen to languish, waste away, AS. dwīnan; akin to LG. dwinen, D. dwijnen to vanish, Icel. dvīna to cease, dwindle, Sw. tvina; of uncertain origin. The suffix -le, preceded by d excrescent after n, is added to the root with a diminutive force.] To diminish; to become less; to shrink; to waste or consume away; to become degenerate; to fall away.

Weary sennights nine times nine
Shall he dwindle, peak and pine.

Religious societies, though begun with excellent intentions,
are said to have dwindled into factious clubs.