Definition - dim

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  1. make dim by comparison or conceal
  2. make dim or lusterless; "Time had dimmed the silver"
  3. become dim or lusterless; "the lights dimmed and the curtain rose"
  4. switch (a car's headlights) from a higher to a lower beam
  5. lacking in light; not bright or harsh; "a dim light beside the bed"; "subdued lights and soft music"
  6. made dim or less bright; "the dimmed houselights brought a hush of anticipation"; "dimmed headlights"; "we like dimmed lights when we have dinner"
  7. slow to learn or understand; lacking intellectual acuity; "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"- Thackeray; "dumb officials make some really dumb decisions"; "he was either normally stupid or being deliberately obtuse"; "worked with the slow students"
  8. lacking clarity or distinctness;
  9. offering little or no hope; "the future looked b

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