lowering lowering  /ˈloʊ ə rɪŋ/


  1. (n) the act of causing to become less
  2. (n) the act of causing something to move to a lower level
  3. (adj) darkened by clouds



  1. Finally, lowering the drinking age to 18 would stop infantilizing college students, but it would probably kill more of them in traffic accidents.
  2. Statins, the cholesterol-lowering wonder drugs, are getting a lot of press these days.
  3. Lately it has been touted as a safe alternative to statins and other cholesterol-lowering drugs.


  1. Exchange Watch: The ongoing game of Spin the Rates

    First came the good news from the West Coast about how Obamacare will be lowering premiums for individuals shopping in the new state exchanges. Never mind that in California the official folks at the exchange, who are supporters of health reform, mixed apples and oranges to reach their conclusion that rate shock had not materialized.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Columbia Journalism Review

  2. Harvey Shines Again; Reward Is His First Loss

    Matt Harvey pitched seven sharp innings, lowering his earned run average to 2.04, but picked up his first loss of the season.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: New York Times

  3. A New Casket Lowering Device Just Added To MillionaireCasket.com

    MillionaireCasket.com, a distinguished casket company, has just released a brand new casket lowering device to its product line. (PRWeb June 13, 2013) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2013/6/prweb10830338.htm
    on June 13, 2013     Source: PRWeb


  1. ...on behalf of Republicans, Rep. Charles Boustany of Louisiana said the country wanted Obama to instruct Democratic congressional leaders that "it's time to start over on a commonsense, bipartisan plan focused on lowering the cost of health...
    on Sep 10, 2009 By: Charles Boustany Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

  2. "It will be a very comprehensive approach to jump-start the economy, by allowing capital to be formed easier in America by lowering taxes," Graham said on CBS' "Face the Nation."
    on Oct 12, 2008 By: Lindsey Graham Source: Reuters South Africa

  3. "Instead of playing favorites, our government should level the playing field for all alcohol fuels that break the monopoly of gasoline, lowering both gasoline prices and carbon emissions," McCain said.
    on Jun 23, 2008 By: John McCain Source: Bloomberg

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tangible tangible
/ˈtæn dʒə bəl /