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phase out

  

      vb  
1    tr, adv   to discontinue or withdraw gradually  
      n  
  phase-out  
2    the action or an instance of phasing out  
a phase-out of conventional forces     
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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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