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Related / Similar Words: candle, wax light, wick, sharpen, point

 

Definition:
  • stick of wax with a wick in the middle;
  • a loosely woven cord (in a candle or oil lamp) that draws fuel by capillary action up into the flame;
  • the property possessed by a shape that narrows toward a point (as a wedge or cone);
  • a convex shape that narrows toward a point;
  • diminish gradually; "Interested tapered off";
  • give a point to; "The candles are tapered";

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    See Also: taper off, peter out, fizzle out, fizzle

     

    Hyponyms: chandlery, dip, rushlight, rush candle, vigil light, vigil candle, candlewick, point, pointedness, unpointedness, acuminate

     

    Part Meronyms: oil lamp, kerosene lamp, kerosine lamp, candle, wax light

     

    Derivational Morphology: sharpen, point, tapering, tip, peak, pointedness

     

    Anagrams: prate, pater

     

     
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