Meaning of THIN in English



Function: verb

Inflected Form: thinned ; thin · ning

Date: before 12th century

transitive verb : to make thin or thinner: a : to reduce in thickness or depth : ATTENUATE b : to make less dense or viscous c : DILUTE , WEAKEN d : to cause to lose flesh < thinned by weeks of privation> e : to reduce in number or bulk

intransitive verb

1 : to become thin or thinner

2 : to become weak

Merriam Webster Collegiate English Dictionary.      Merriam Webster - Энциклопедический словарь английского языка.