Definitions of tapering:
- noun: the act of gradually lowering the size or amount
Example: "The doctor prescribed the tapering of the dose"
- adjective: gradually narrowed toward a point
Example: "A tall tapering spire"
- adjective: gradually decreasing until little remains
- adjective: becoming gradually narrower
Example: "Long tapering fingers"
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