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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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5x level, increasing to over 4x after 2012 as the general obligation bond debt service substantially tapers off.
Indeed, each day an average of 126,000 vehicles drive the freeway near the Golden State Freeway in Newhall, a figure that tapers off to a still-daunting 59,000 cars and trucks by the time the stream makes it to Avenue S in Palmdale.
It's a wonderful performance and reason enough to see this movie, which starts out strong and then tapers off, but still has enough laughs to leave you satisfied.