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English adjective: narrowing

1. narrowing becoming gradually narrower

SamplesLong tapering fingers.
Trousers with tapered legs.

Synonymstapered, tapering


Antonymsbroad, wide

2. narrowing (of circumstances) tending to constrict freedom

Synonymsconstricting, constrictive


Antonymsbroad, wide

English noun: narrowing

1. narrowing (attribute) an instance of becoming narrow

Broader (hypernym)configuration, conformation, contour, form, shape

Narrower (hyponym)bottleneck, chokepoint, coarctation, constriction, taper

2. narrowing (process) a decrease in width

Broader (hypernym)decrease, decrement

Antonymswidening, broadening

3. narrowing (act) the act of making something narrower

Broader (hypernym)change of shape

Antonymsbroadening, widening

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