Narrowing Nar"row*ing, n. 1. The act of contracting, or of making or becoming less in breadth or extent. [1913 Webster]

2. The part of a stocking which is narrowed. [1913 Webster]

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  • narrowing — (Roget s IV) n. Syn. shortening, restricting, lessening; see abbreviation 2 , contraction 1 , reduction 1 …   English dictionary for students

  • narrowing — nar·row || nærəʊ v. make narrow, limit, restrict; contract, lessen in width, taper adj. tight, strait; reduced; narrow minded; not wide n. narrow place (valley, mountain pass, etc.); narrow passage …   English contemporary dictionary

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