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Adjective: narrowing  ner-ow-ing [N. Amer], na-row-ing [Brit]
  1. Becoming gradually narrower
    "trousers with narrowing legs";
    - tapered, tapering
  2. (of circumstances) tending to constrict freedom
    - constricting, constrictive
Noun: narrowing  ner-ow-ing [N. Amer], na-row-ing [Brit]
  1. An instance of becoming narrow
  2. A decrease in width
  3. The act of making something narrower
Verb: narrow  ner-ow [N. Amer], na-row [Brit]
  1. Make or become more narrow or restricted
    "The selection was narrowed"; "The road narrowed";
    - contract, neck
  2. Define clearly
    "I cannot narrow down the rules for this game";
    - pin down, peg down [informal], nail down, narrow down, specify
  3. Become more focused on an area of activity or field of study
    - specialize, specialise [Brit], narrow down
  4. Become tight or as if tight
    "Her throat narrowed";
    - constrict, constringe

Derived forms: narrowings

See also: narrow

Type of: alter, change, change of shape, configuration, conformation, contour, decrease, decrement, determine, form, shape, tighten, vary

Antonym: widen, widening

Encyclopedia: Narrowing