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wind-down

[wahynd-doun] /ˈwaɪndˌdaʊn/
noun
1.
an act or instance of winding down, as in intensity:
a gradual wind-down in hostilities.
Origin of wind-down
1965-1970
1965-70; noun use of the verb phrase wind down
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