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phase in

  

      vb   tr, adv   to introduce in a gradual or cautious manner  
the legislation was phased in over two years     
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phase

  
  
aspect, chapter, condition, development, juncture, period, point, position, stage, state, step, time  


phase out     
axe     (informal)   close, deactivate, dispose of gradually, ease off, eliminate, pull, pull out, remove, replace, run down, taper off, terminate, wind down, wind up, withdraw  
  
Antonyms     
   activate, begin, create, establish, form, initiate, open, set up, start  

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adj.
after woman delivery phase
Latin, Medical
n.
gestant woman before delivery phase
n.
1. [Rel.] expression used to describe metaphorically a period of ignorance and spiritual crisis that precedes the communion with Divinity ; 2. in a larger meaning, it is used when refering to having a hard time, going through a phase of pessimism, sadness, failure etc.
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