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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Dim  \Dim\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Dimmed};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Dimming}.] 
  1.  To  render  dim,  obscure,  or  dark;  to  make  less  bright  or 
  distinct;  to  take  away  the  luster  of  to  darken;  to  dull; 
  to  obscure;  to  eclipse. 
 
  A  king  among  his  courtiers,  who  dims  all  his 
  attendants.  --Dryden. 
 
  Now  set  the  sun,  and  twilight  dimmed  the  ways. 
  --Cowper. 
 
  2.  To  deprive  of  distinct  vision;  to  hinder  from  seeing 
  clearly,  either  by  dazzling  or  clouding  the  eyes;  to 
  darken  the  senses  or  understanding  of 
 
  Her  starry  eyes  were  dimmed  with  streaming  tears. 
  --C.  Pitt. 




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