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 dwarf dwarf

noun

  • ( ) a person who is markedly small  ( dwarf, midget, nanus )
    a person who is markedly small
  • a plant or animal that is atypically small  ( dwarf )
    a plant or animal that is atypically small
  • a legendary creature resembling a tiny old man; lives in the depths of the earth and guards buried treasure  ( dwarf, gnome )
    a legendary creature resembling a tiny old man; lives in the depths of the earth and guards buried treasure
  • verb

  • ( ) make appear small by comparison  ( dwarf, overshadow, shadow )
    make appear small by comparison
     This year's debt dwarfs that of last year
    This year's debt dwarfs that of last year
  • check the growth of  ( dwarf )
    check the growth of
     the lack of sunlight dwarfed these pines
    the lack of sunlight dwarfed these pines


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