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. [1913 Webster]

A king among his courtiers, who dims all his attendants. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

Now set the sun, and twilight dimmed the ways. --Cowper. [1913 Webster]

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. [1913 Webster]

Her starry eyes were dimmed with streaming tears. --C. Pitt. [1913 Webster]

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