Synonyms of tapering


1. tapering, lowering

usage: the act of gradually lowering the size or amount; "the doctor prescribed the tapering of the dose"


1. taper, decrease, diminish, lessen, fall

usage: diminish gradually; "Interested tapered off"

2. sharpen, taper, point, change shape, change form, deform

usage: give a point to; "The candles are tapered"


1. tapered, tapering, narrowing, narrow (vs. wide)

usage: becoming gradually narrower; "long tapering fingers"; "trousers with tapered legs"

2. dwindling, tapering, tapering off, decreasing (vs. increasing)

usage: gradually decreasing until little remains

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