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Noun: dimmer  di-mu(r)
  1. A rheostat that varies the current through an electric light in order to control the level of illumination
Adjective: dim (dimmer,dimmest)  dim
  1. Lacking in light; not bright or harsh
    "a dim light beside the bed";
    - subdued
  2. Lacking clarity or distinctness
    "a dim figure in the distance";
    - faint, shadowy, vague, wispy
  3. Offering little or no hope
    "took a dim view of things";
    - black, bleak
  4. [informal] Taking more than usual time to learn or understand; lacking intellectual acuity
    "never met anyone quite so dim";
    - dense, dull, dumb, obtuse, slow
  5. Made dim or less bright
    "the dim houselights brought a hush of anticipation";
    - dimmed

Derived forms: dimmers

See also: dark, hopeless, indistinct, low-beam, stupid

Type of: rheostat, variable resistor

Antonym: undimmed

Encyclopedia: Dimmer, Somerset

Dim, Iran