"lowering" in the noun sense
the act of causing to become less
2. lowering, letting down
the act of causing something to move to a lower level
"lowering" in the verb sense
1. lower, take down, let down, get down, bring down
move something or somebody to a lower position
"take down the vase from the shelf"
2. lower, lour
"lower a rating"
3. turn down, lower, lour
make lower or quieter
"turn down the volume of a radio"
4. lower, depress
cause to drop or sink
"The lack of rain had depressed the water level in the reservoir"
5. frown, glower, lour, lower
look angry or sullen, wrinkle one's forehead, as if to signal disapproval
"lowering" in the adjective sense
1. heavy, lowering, sullen, threatening
darkened by clouds
"a heavy sky"
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