Definitions

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  • v. To fade away; waste away; decay; dwindle; wither; vanish.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • intransitive v. To dwindle away; to disappear.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To waste away; dwindle.

Etymologies

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From Middle English fordwinen, from Old English fordwīnan ("to dwindle away, vanish"), from Proto-Germanic *fra- (“for-”), *dwīnanan (“to disappear, dwindle”), from Proto-Indo-European *dgʷhey- (“to disappear, die”), equivalent to for- +‎ dwine. Cognate with Dutch verdwijnen ("to disappear, vanish"). More at for-, dwine.

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