Vaccination works more like a light with a dimmer than an on-off switch, said Slifka.
Make sure you choose a dimmer manufacturer who provides readily-accessible information on compatible lamps and dimmers.
But the hopes of arriving anywhere else have never been dimmer.
The time wore slowly on; the dusk became dimmer and dimmer, until it nearly bordered on total darkness.
Her vision was dimmer and her spirit at times withdrawn, remote.
The light faded, and grew dimmer and dimmer, and the stars came out.
The greater the distance the dimmer this confined air appears.
It was dim against the night sky, and the garden was dimmer still.
Sometimes it is smaller and dimmer; then the Gone Ones rest and sleep.
The headlight was hors de combat; only the "dimmer" would work.
1822, agent noun from dim (v.). Of mechanisms for reducing the brightness of electric lights, from 1905.
Old English dimm "dark, gloomy, obscure," from Proto-Germanic *dimbaz (cf. Old Norse dimmr, Old Frisian dim, Old High German timber "dark, black, somber"). Not known outside Germanic. Slang sense of "stupid" is from 1892. Related: Dimly; dimness.
c.1200, perhaps in Old English, from dim (adj.). Related: Dimmed; dimming.
[1910+; fr dime, perhaps influenced by deaner, earlier British tramps' term for ''shilling'']
(also dimbo, dimmo) A dime; deemer: Neither of us can make a thin dimmer (1910+)
Stupid; uncomprehending: Anybody who pays to watch these teams has to be considered just a bit dim (1892+)