narrowing

Definitions of narrowing
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n a decrease in width

Antonyms:
broadening, widening
an increase in width
Type of:
decrease, decrement
a process of becoming smaller or shorter

n an instance of becoming narrow

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coarctation
(biology) a narrowing or constriction of a vessel or canal; especially a congenital narrowing of the aorta
taper
the property possessed by a shape that narrows toward a point (as a wedge or cone)
bottleneck, chokepoint, constriction
a narrowing that reduces the flow through a channel
point, pointedness
the property of a shape that tapers to a sharp tip
unpointedness
the property of having only a dull tip (if any)
Type of:
configuration, conformation, contour, form, shape
any spatial attributes (especially as defined by outline)

n the act of making something narrower

Antonyms:
broadening, widening
the act of making something wider
Type of:
change of shape
an action that changes the shape of something

adj becoming gradually narrower

Synonyms:
tapered, tapering
narrow
not wide

adj (of circumstances) tending to constrict freedom

Synonyms:
constricting, constrictive
narrow
not wide

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