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Definition 1: the act of gradually lowering the size or amount - [noun denoting act]

Samples where tapering or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the doctor prescribed the tapering of the dose

(tapering is a kind of ...) the act of causing to become less

Definition 2: gradually decreasing until little remains - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Synonyms for tapering in the sense of this definition

(tapering is similar to ...) becoming less or smaller

Definition 3: becoming gradually narrower - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where tapering or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • long tapering fingers
  • trousers with tapered legs

Synonyms for tapering in the sense of this definition

(tapering is similar to ...) not wide

"a narrow bridge" "a narrow line across the page"

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