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wind-down

[wahynd-doun]
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noun
  1. an act or instance of winding down, as in intensity: a gradual wind-down in hostilities.
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Origin of wind-down

First recorded in 1965–70; noun use of the verb phrase wind down
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Related Words for wind-down

cease-fire, reconciliation, accord, reprieve, pause, peace, agreement, moratorium, lull, suspension, amnesty, armistice, detente, terms, halt, breather, intermission, interval, rest, stay