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Definition of "slowing" []

  • Performed or occurring during a comparatively long interval of time (adjective)
  • Lasting a comparatively long time (adjective)
  • Characterized by lack of speed (adjective)
  • Adapted to or productive of slow movement (adjective)
  • (of a clock, etc) indicating a time earlier than the correct time (adjective)
  • Given to or characterized by a leisurely or lazy existence (adjective)
  • Not readily responsive to stimulation; intellectually unreceptive (adjective)
  • Dull or uninteresting (adjective)
  • Not easily aroused (adjective)
  • Lacking promptness or immediacy (adjective)
  • Unwilling to perform an action or enter into a state (adjective)
  • Behind the times (adjective)
  • (of trade, etc) unproductive; slack (adjective)
  • (of a fire) burning weakly (adjective)
  • (of an oven) cool (adjective)
  • Requiring a relatively long time of exposure to produce a given density (adjective)
  • (of a track, etc) tending to reduce the speed of the ball or the competitors (adjective)
  • (of a bowler, etc) delivering the ball slowly, usually with spin (adjective)
  • In a manner characterized by lack of speed; slowly (adverb)
  • To decrease or cause to decrease in speed, efficiency, etc (verb)
  • Present participle of slow. (verb)

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  • Deceleration; slowing down (noun)

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Use "slowing" in a sentence
  • "Those past increases appear to have worked in slowing the economy, though other factors continue to point to another round of tightening."
  • "From a year earlier, the economy rose 4.5% in the third quarter, slowing from a 7.2% on-year rise in the second quarter."
  • "Property investment is set to grow 26.8 percent for all of 2010, slowing from a rise of 37.2 percent in the first seven months of the year, according to a report from a top China economic planner."