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Synonyms for narrowing

a decrease in width

the act of making something narrower

becoming gradually narrower

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(of circumstances) tending to constrict freedom

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Each of its monstrous sides was a wide stairway which rose upward, step above step, narrowing as it went, till it tapered to a point far aloft in the air.
Now bending double, now stamping furiously upon the ground, now leaping into the air, he danced step by step in the narrowing circle that would presently bring him within spear reach of the intended feast.
queried Norman of Torn, his eyes narrowing to mere slits and face hardening.
When occasionally a long reach of this avenue could be beheld, it presented a curious scene of uniformity: the white line of logs, narrowing in perspective, became hidden by the gloomy forest, or terminated in a zigzag which ascended some steep hill.
The procedure is called coronary rotablation and is an advanced technique for treating very resistant, hardened, calci-fied narrowings in blood vessels that can be unresponsive to methods where a balloon is inserted into the artery to open it open.
Both councillors were also inundated with letters and e-mails from motorists who regularly travel through Heol Llanishen Fach, calling for the narrowings to be scrapped.
Furthermore fewer patients treated with glucosamine sulphate experienced predefined severe narrowings.
About 40 percent of Americans over the age of 60 has one or more narrowings in their coronary arteries.
The authors reported that only the EBT "calcium score" predicted the occurrence of narrowings greater than 50% in the arteries of the new heart.
Patent and Trademark Office has issued a patent to Angiotech for the use of paclitaxel-coated stents in the treatment of body passageway narrowings.