narrowing


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Narrowing \Nar"row*ing\, n.
   1. The act of contracting, or of making or becoming less in
      breadth or extent.
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   2. The part of a stocking which is narrowed.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

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.
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   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.
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            Our knowledge is much more narrowed if we confine
            ourselves to our own solitary reasonings. --I.
                                                  Watts.
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   3. (Knitting) To contract the size of, as a stocking, by
      taking two stitches into one.
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