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Noun: lowering  low-u-ring
  1. The act of causing to become less
    - lowery, loury
     
  2. The act of causing something to move to a lower level
    - letting down, lowery, loury
Adjective: lowering[2]  law-u-ring
  1. Darkened by clouds
    "a lowering sky";
    - heavy, sullen, threatening, lowery, louring, loury
Verb: lower  low-u(r)
  1. Move something down to a less high position
    "lower the vase from the shelf";
    - take down, let down, get down, bring down
     
  2. Reduce the ranking, degree, intensity, strength, etc., of
    "lower expectations"; "lower a rating"
     
  3. Make quieter
    "lower the volume of a radio";
    - turn down
     
  4. Cause to drop or sink
    "The lack of rain had lowered the water level in the reservoir";
    - depress

Derived forms: lowerings

See also: cloudy

Type of: alter, change, decrease, devalue, diminution, displace, lessen, minify, modify, move, movement, reduction, step-down

Antonym: raise

Encyclopedia: Lowering

Lower, New Jersey