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n. the act of gradually lowering the size or amount; "the doctor prescribed the tapering of the dose"

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Adjectives (8)

tapered, tapering
adj. gradually narrowed toward a point; "a tall tapering spire"
tapering off, tapering, dwindling
adj. gradually decreasing until little remains
narrowing, tapering, tapered
adj. becoming gradually narrower; "long tapering fingers"; "trousers with tapered legs"

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Synonyms (31)

spinous, spiny
adj. having spines; "the dorsal fin is spinous"
acuate, needlelike, sharp, acute
adj. ending in a sharp point
barrelled, barreled
adj. (of an arrow) tapered toward both ends
cigar-shaped, spindle-shaped, fusiform
adj. tapering at each end
adj. (used of pens) having a writing point or nib especially of a certain kind; "a broad-nibbed pen"
adj. having or rising to a peak; "the peaked ceiling"; "the island's peaked hills"
adj. having the point made sharp; "a sharpened pencil"
adj. having a long sharp point
adj. equipped with long sharp-pointed projections especially along the top of a wall or fence; "the fence was iron and spiked along the top"
subsiding, abating
adj. decreasing in amount or intensity
adj. "declining powers of body and mind"
adj. becoming smaller or less or appearing to do so; "diminishing returns"; "his diminishing respect for her"
fading, paling
adj. losing color: "the paling photographs"
adj. decreasing in amount or degree; "falling temperature"
adj. becoming less in dimension or degree: "the lessening distance between us"
adj. made narrow; limited in breadth; "narrowed arteries impair blood circulation"; "a narrowed view of the world"
narrowing, constrictive, constricting
adj. (of circumstances) tending to constrict freedom
thin, slender
adj. very narrow; "a thin line across the page"
adj. narrow; "strait is the gate"

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