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n. - A rheostat that varies the current through an electric light in order to control the level of illumination.

Usage examples (36)
  • Parents notice a glimmer, a glow, a glint in the child's eyes, and it normally happens in kind of dimmer light.
  • Chávez's star appears to be getting dimmer as well.
  • The place which I had always know grew a bit dimmer.
  • My shield against your stare, my glass cast dimmer - for more
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