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nar·row

 (năr′ō)
adj. nar·row·er, nar·row·est
1. Of small or limited width, especially in comparison with length.
2. Limited in area or scope; cramped.
3. Lacking flexibility; rigid: narrow opinions.
4. Barely sufficient; close: a narrow margin of victory.
5. Painstakingly thorough or attentive; meticulous: narrow scrutiny.
6. Linguistics Tense.
v. nar·rowed, nar·row·ing, nar·rows
v.tr.
1. To reduce in width or extent; make narrower.
2. To limit or restrict: narrowed the possibilities down to three.
v.intr.
To become narrower; contract.
n.
1. A part of little width, as a pass through mountains.
2. narrows(used with a sing. or pl. verb)
a. A body of water with little width that connects two larger bodies of water.
b. A part of a river or an ocean current that is not wide.

[Middle English narwe, from Old English nearu.]

nar′row·ish adj.
nar′row·ly adv.
nar′row·ness n.

narrowing

(ˈnærəʊɪŋ)
n
the act or process of making narrow, limiting, or restricting, in size, scope, etc
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.narrowing - an instance of becoming narrownarrowing - an instance of becoming narrow  
shape, configuration, conformation, contour, form - any spatial attributes (especially as defined by outline); "he could barely make out their shapes"
coarctation - (biology) a narrowing or constriction of a vessel or canal; especially a congenital narrowing of the aorta
taper - the property possessed by a shape that narrows toward a point (as a wedge or cone)
bottleneck, chokepoint, constriction - a narrowing that reduces the flow through a channel
2.narrowing - a decrease in width
decrease, decrement - a process of becoming smaller or shorter
widening, broadening - an increase in width
3.narrowing - the act of making something narrower
change of shape - an action that changes the shape of something
broadening, widening - the act of making something wider
Adj.1.narrowing - becoming gradually narrower; "long tapering fingers"; "trousers with tapered legs"
narrow - not wide; "a narrow bridge"; "a narrow line across the page"
2.narrowing - (of circumstances) tending to constrict freedom
narrow - not wide; "a narrow bridge"; "a narrow line across the page"
Translations

narrowing

[ˈnærəʊɪŋ] N [of road, path, channel] → estrechamiento m
the narrowing of the gap between rich and poorel acortamiento de la distancia que separa a ricos y pobres

narrowing

n estenosis f (form), estrechamiento
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