"dwarf" in the noun sense
1. dwarf, midget, nanus
a person who is markedly small
2. gnome, dwarf
a legendary creature resembling a tiny old man lives in the depths of the earth and guards buried treasure
a plant or animal that is atypically small
"dwarf" in the verb sense
1. shadow, overshadow, dwarf
make appear small by comparison
"This year's debt dwarfs that of last year"
check the growth of
"the lack of sunlight dwarfed these pines"
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