Definition of Tapering off

1. Adjective. Gradually decreasing until little remains.

Exact synonyms: Dwindling, Tapering
Similar to: Decreasing



Lexicographical Neighbors of Tapering Off

tapeline
tapelines
tapen
tapenade
tapenades
tapentadol
taper
taper file
taper off
taper pin
tapered
tapered bougie
taperer
taperers
tapering
tapering off (current term)
taperingly
taperings
taperlike
taperness
tapers
taperstick
tapersticks
tapes
tapescript
tapescripts
tapespondent
tapespondents
tapesponding
tapestried

Literary usage of Tapering off

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Treatment of Opiate Addiction Using Methadone: A Counselor's Manual by Michael J. McCann, Richard A. Rawson, Jeanne L. Obert (1995)
"Many fears surrounding tapering off are well founded, since most patients who ... You should go over it with any patient who is considering tapering off. ..."

2. The Dublin Journal of Medical Science (1889)
"The treatment then is narrowed to a choice between the tapering- off plan and the ... The tapering-off plan consists in the gradual reduction of the dose, ..."

3. Transactions of the Royal Academy of Medicine in Ireland by Academy of Medicine in Ireland (1890)
"The tapering-off plan consists in the gradual reduction of the dose, ... An analogous tapering-off or weaning plan is adopted in the East in the case ..."

4. A Primer of the Science of Internationalism: With Special Reference to by Wilbur Fisk Crafts (1908)
"... "tapering off" a practical method of breaking with any vice? Is the British Parliament as efficient an agent of popular government as the United States ..."

5. The American Journal of Psychology by Edward Bradford ( Titchener, Granville Stanley Hall (1922)
"Both of these groups of factors are essential to Stage 2. Stage 3 includes this same kinaesthetic set, still visualized, but tapering off hi consciousness, ..."

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