dimmed dimmed  /ˈdɪmd/


  1. (v) switch (a car's headlights) from a higher to a lower beam
  2. (v) become dim or lusterless
  3. (v) make dim or lusterless
  4. (v) make dim by comparison or conceal
  5. (v) become vague or indistinct
  6. (adj) lacking in light; not bright or harsh
  7. (adj) lacking clarity or distinctness
  8. (adj) made dim or less bright
  9. (adj) offering little or no hope
  10. (adj) slow to learn or understand; lacking intellectual acuity
  11. (adj) made dim or less bright



  1. In the dimmed cabin light, his dark, impassive face seemed enlivened only by his big, shiny, compelling eyes.
  2. His next big task is to rehab the firm's critical Mercedes brand, whose star has dimmed as rivals from BMW to Lexus have exploited uncharacteristic quality problems.
  3. The lights dimmed, and my world changed.


  1. Tulsa's 1963 Babe Ruth League World Series are champions young at heart

    TIME LONG AGO stole their youth, but it never dimmed their enthusiasm.
    on June 16, 2013     Source: Tulsa World

  2. Kitchen project aims to feed 2,000 homeless meals a day

    HOLIDAY - Although a transitional housing project is on hold, Metropolitan Ministries plans to proceed on a $1 million kitchen expansion at its Pasco Outreach Center in Holiday.A recent Gov. Rick Scott veto of a $1.3 million state grant dimmed the short-term prospects of building transitional housing, Tim Marks, president of the Tampa-based Metropolitan Ministries, said.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: The Suncoast News Pasco

  3. History makers past, present meet at museum event

    NORMAL — The lights dimmed and five actors portraying historical figures from McLean County’s past took the stages at the McLean County Museum of History’s second annual History Makers Gala.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: The Pantagraph

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