taper
1. [ verb ] diminish gradually
Examples:

"Interested tapered off"

Related terms: decrease tapering
2. [ noun ] a loosely woven cord (in a candle or oil lamp) that draws fuel by capillary action up into the flame
Synonyms: wick
Related terms: cord candlewick candle oil_lamp
3. [ noun ] a convex shape that narrows toward a point
Related terms: convex_shape sharpen
4. [ noun ] the property possessed by a shape that narrows toward a point (as a wedge or cone)
Related terms: narrowing point unpointedness sharpen
5. [ verb ] give a point to
Synonyms: point sharpen
Examples:

"The candles are tapered"

Related terms: change_shape acuminate taper_off taper_off point
6. [ noun ] stick of wax with a wick in the middle
Synonyms: candle wax_light
Related terms: lamp chandlery dip rushlight vigil_light candlewick wick
Similar spelling:   tapper
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