Dictionary Results for tapering

1. tapering - noun

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

Hypernym(s): lowering

2. taper - verb

· diminish gradually; "Interested tapered off"

Hypernym(s): decrease, diminish, lessen, fall

3. taper - verb

· give a point to; "The candles are tapered"

Synonym(s): sharpen, point

Hypernym(s): change_shape, change_form, deform

4. tapering - adjective

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

Synonym(s): tapered, narrowing

5. tapering - adjective

· gradually decreasing until little remains

Synonym(s): dwindling, tapering_off

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