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tapering

Definitions of tapering
  1. noun
    the act of gradually lowering the size or amount
    “the doctor prescribed the tapering of the dose”
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    type of:
    lowering
    the act of causing to become less
  2. adjective
    becoming gradually narrower
    “long tapering fingers”
    synonyms: narrowing, tapered
    narrow
    not wide
  3. adjective
    gradually decreasing until little remains
    synonyms: dwindling, tapering off
    decreasing
    becoming less or smaller
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