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narrow-leaved water plantain
narrow-leaved white-topped aster
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narrowbody aircraft
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Nartheeium ossifragum
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Narrowing definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

NARROWING,ppr. Contracting; making less broad.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

adj
1: becoming gradually narrower; "long tapering fingers"; "trousers with tapered legs" [syn: tapered, tapering, narrowing]
2: (of circumstances) tending to constrict freedom [syn: constricting, constrictive, narrowing] n
1: an instance of becoming narrow
2: a decrease in width [ant: broadening, widening]
3: the act of making something narrower [ant: broadening, widening]

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Narrowing Nar"row*ing, n. 1. The act of contracting, or of making or becoming less in breadth or extent. 2. The part of a stocking which is narrowed.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Narrow Nar"row, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Narrowed; p. pr. & vb. n. Narrowing.] [AS. nearwian.] 1. To lessen the breadth of; to contract; to draw into a smaller compass; to reduce the width or extent of. --Sir W. Temple. 2. To contract the reach or sphere of; to make less liberal or more selfish; to limit; to confine; to restrict; as, to narrow one's views or knowledge; to narrow a question in discussion. Our knowledge is much more narrowed if we confine ourselves to our own solitary reasonings. --I. Watts. 3. (Knitting) To contract the size of, as a stocking, by taking two stitches into one.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

see narrow

Moby Thesaurus

abbreviation, astriction, astringency, ban, bar, barring, blockade, bottleneck, boycott, cervix, circumscription, coarctation, compactedness, compaction, compression, compressure, concentration, condensation, confining, consolidation, constriction, constringency, contraction, contracture, cramping, curtailment, debarment, debarring, decrease, demarcation, diminuendo, disentanglement, disinvolvement, distillation, embargo, exception, exclusion, hourglass, hourglass figure, inadmissibility, injunction, isthmus, knitting, limitative, limiting, lockout, narrow place, neck, nonadmission, omission, preclusion, prohibition, puckering, purification, pursing, reduction, refinement, rejection, relegation, repudiation, restricting, restriction, restrictive, shortening, simplification, solidification, stranglement, strangulation, streamlining, striction, stricture, stripping, stripping down, systole, taboo, taper, tapering, uncluttering, unscrambling, unsnarling, wasp waist, wrinkling



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