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  Definition of taper
  1. stick of wax with a wick in the middle
  2. a loosely woven cord (in a candle or oil lamp) that draws fuel by capillary action up into the flame
  3. the property possessed by a shape that narrows toward a point (as a wedge or cone)
  4. a convex shape that narrows toward a point
  5. diminish gradually; "Interested tapered off"
  6. give a point to; "The candles are tapered"
Similar Words: candle, wax light, wick, sharpen, point

 

See Also: taper off, peter out, fizzle out, fizzle

 

Hyponyms: chandlery, dip, rushlight, rush candle, vigil light, vigil candle, candlewick, point, pointedness, unpointedness, acuminate

 

Part Meronyms: oil lamp, kerosene lamp, kerosine lamp, candle, wax light

 

Derivational Morphology: sharpen, point, tapering, tip, peak, pointedness

 

Anagrams: prate, pater

 

 
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