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    Definition
    (verb) switch (a car's headlights) from a higher to a lower beam
    Synonyms : dip
    Definition
    (verb) become dim or lusterless
    Example Sentence
    • the lights dimmed and the curtain rose
    Definition
    (verb) make dim or lusterless
    Example Sentence
    • Time had dimmed the silver
    Definition
    (verb) make dim by comparison or conceal
    Synonyms : blind
    Definition
    (verb) become vague or indistinct
    Synonyms : blur , slur
    Example Sentence
    • The distinction between the two theories blurred
    Definition
    (adj) lacking in light; not bright or harsh
    Synonyms : subdued
    Example Sentence
    • a dim light beside the bed
    • subdued lights and soft music
    Definition
    (adj) lacking clarity or distinctness
    Synonyms : faint , shadowy , vague , wispy
    Example Sentence
    • a dim figure in the distance
    • only a faint recollection
    • shadowy figures in the gloom
    • saw a vague outline of a building through the fog
    • a few wispy memories of childhood
    Definition
    (adj) made dim or less bright
    Synonyms : dimmed
    Example Sentence
    • the dimmed houselights brought a hush of anticipation
    • dimmed headlights
    • we like dimmed lights when we have dinner
    Definition
    (adj) offering little or no hope
    Synonyms : black , bleak
    Example Sentence
    • the future looked black
    • prospects were bleak
    • Life in the Aran Islands has always been bleak and difficult
    • took a dim view of things
    Definition
    (adj) slow to learn or understand; lacking intellectual acuity
    Synonyms : dense , dull , dumb , obtuse , slow
    Example Sentence
    • so dense he never understands anything I say to him
    • never met anyone quite so dim
    • although dull at classical learning, at mathematics he was uncommonly quick
    • dumb officials make some really dumb decisions
    • he was either normally stupid or being deliberately obtuse
    • worked with the slow students
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dim means become low illumination & results vague.

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