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English adjective: tapering

1. tapering becoming gradually narrower

SamplesLong tapering fingers.
Trousers with tapered legs.

Synonymsnarrowing, tapered


Antonymsbroad, wide

2. tapering gradually decreasing until little remains

Synonymsdwindling, tapering off



English noun: tapering

1. tapering (act) the act of gradually lowering the size or amount

SamplesThe doctor prescribed the tapering of the dose.

Broader (hypernym)lowering

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