another riddle

I would categorize this riddle as nigh on impossible...I'd even consider it more of a challenge than a riddle but I know you smart cookies can crack it.  : )

There is a common English word that is nine letters long. Each time you remove a letter from it, it still remains an English word - from nine letters right down to a single letter. What is the original word, and what are the words that it becomes after removing one letter at a time?

Just post your guesses in the comment section (if there are any!) 

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