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Adjective: tapering  tey-pu-ring
  1. Becoming gradually narrower
    "long tapering fingers";
    - tapered, narrowing
     
  2. Gradually decreasing until little remains
    - dwindling, tapering off
Noun: tapering  tey-pu-ring
  1. The act of gradually lowering the size or amount
    "the doctor prescribed the tapering of the dose"
Verb: taper  tey-pu(r)
  1. Diminish gradually
    "Interested tapered off"
     
  2. Give a point to
    "The candles are tapered";
    - sharpen, point

Derived forms: taperings

See also: decreasing, narrow, taper off

Type of: change form, change shape, decrease, deform, diminish, fall, lessen, loury, lowering, lowery

Encyclopedia: Tapering

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