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taper verb To gradually ↓ a dose, usually of a therapeutic agent–eg, corticosteroids, with potentially significant adverse effects, which cannot be abruptly halted, often due to rebound effects
To decrease in a gradual or progressive fashion the dosage of a medication or the intensity of another form of treatment.
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due to a lengthy heat wave that tapers off
today, but picks up steam Wednesday and Thursday with inland temperatures well into the triple digits.
An unseasonably strong storm front is expected to deliver 1 to 2 inches of rain by the time it tapers off
this afternoon, but forecasters say it could have been worse.
Last year, British researchers reported a similar finding and speculated that women who undergo breast surgery during the luteal phase may fare better because the production of estrogen tapers off
then (SN: 6/8/91, p.