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Dictionary definition for: Tapering

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

2. (s) gradually narrowed toward a point; "a tall tapering spire"

3. (s) becoming gradually narrower; "long tapering fingers" "trousers with tapered legs"

4. (s) gradually decreasing until little remains

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