[ wahynd-doun ]
/ ˈwaɪndˌdaʊn /
an act or instance of winding down, as in intensity: a gradual wind-down in hostilities.
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cease-fire, reconciliation, accord, reprieve, pause, peace, agreement, moratorium, lull, suspension, amnesty, armistice, detente, terms, halt, breather, intermission, interval, rest, stay
- wind-chill factor,
Origin of wind-down
First recorded in 1965–70; noun use of the verb phrase wind down
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