Definitions

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.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb archaic, transitive To make a dwarf of; to stunt or hinder the growth of; to dwarf.

Etymologies

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be- +‎ dwarf

Examples

  • 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.

    The Riches of Bunyan

  • Then Perion perceived that love may be a power so august as to bedwarf consideration of the man and woman whom it sways.

    Domnei A Comedy of Woman-Worship

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