AskDefine | Define lowering

Dictionary Definition

lowering adj : darkened by clouds; "a heavy sky" [syn: heavy, sullen, threatening]


1 the act of causing to become less
2 the act of causing something to move to a lower level [syn: letting down]

User Contributed Dictionary




  1. present participle of lower


  1. That lowers or frowns.

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