from The Century Dictionary.
- To make little; stunt or hinder the growth of.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- transitive verb To make a dwarf of; to stunt or hinder the growth of; to dwarf.
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- verb archaic, transitive To make a dwarf of; to stunt or hinder the growth of; to dwarf.
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Poverty cannot degrade, nor ignorance bedwarf, nor persecution crush, nor dungeon enthral the free, glad spirit of a child of God, erect in its regenerate strength, and rich in its eternal hopes and heritage.
Then Perion perceived that love may be a power so august as to bedwarf consideration of the man and woman whom it sways.