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Definitions of dim:
  • verb:   switch (a car's headlights) from a higher to a lower beam
  • verb:   make dim or lusterless
    Example: "Time had dimmed the silver"
  • verb:   become dim or lusterless
    Example: "The lights dimmed and the curtain rose"
  • verb:   become or make darker
  • verb:   become vague or indistinct
  • verb:   make dim by comparison or conceal
  • adjective:   lacking in light; not bright or harsh
    Example: "A dim light beside the bed"
  • adjective:   lacking clarity or distinctness
    Example: "A dim figure in the distance"
  • adjective:   made dim or less bright
    Example: "The dimmed houselights brought a hush of anticipation"
  • adjective:   slow to learn or understand; lacking intellectual acuity
    Example: "Never met anyone quite so dim"
  • adjective:   offering little or no hope
    Example: "Took a dim view of things"

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