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Synonyms for taper

narrow

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candle

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Synonyms for taper

a convex shape that narrows toward a point

the property possessed by a shape that narrows toward a point (as a wedge or cone)

a loosely woven cord (in a candle or oil lamp) that draws fuel by capillary action up into the flame

diminish gradually

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Once the sun begins to set behind the nearby hills and the noise from the shallow end tapers off, the quiet determination of Conejo Simi Aquatics' elite swimmers becomes evident.
Many scientists believe the sex hormone estrogen helps women ward off heart disease until menopause, when the production of estrogen tapers off and heart attack rates go up.
due to a lengthy heat wave that tapers off today, but picks up steam Wednesday and Thursday with inland temperatures well into the triple digits.
An unseasonably strong storm front is expected to deliver 1 to 2 inches of rain by the time it tapers off this afternoon, but forecasters say it could have been worse.
Last year, British researchers reported a similar finding and speculated that women who undergo breast surgery during the luteal phase may fare better because the production of estrogen tapers off then (SN: 6/8/91, p.