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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

taper

(tā′pĕr)
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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A lot of kids tapered off a little with how hot it's been lately, but these kids just kept going,'' Assistant Principal Rick Drew said.
1% annually for the past five years in Edinburg, yet tapered off somewhat to the 6.
But that passenger growth has now tapered off, officials said.
HMO attrition tapered off in the competitive commercial market throughout the New England region in the 2nd quarter 2002.
The storm that brought rain to the Los Angeles region Monday tapered off overnight, leaving a 20 percent chance of showers today, forecasters said.
January sales started out strong, then tapered off as the month went on.