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English adjective: tapering

1. tapering becoming gradually narrower


SamplesLong tapering fingers.
Trousers with tapered legs.


Synonymsnarrowing, tapered


Similarnarrow


Antonymsbroad, wide

2. tapering gradually decreasing until little remains


Synonymsdwindling, tapering off


Similardecreasing


Antonymsincreasing


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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