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ebb

ebb

 
 
pronunciation:
eb
parts of speech:
noun, verb
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part of speech: noun
definition: the flowing of the tide away from the land to the sea; ebb tide.
Many shells were exposed on the beach by the ebb of the tide.
synonyms:
low tide
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: ebbed, ebbing, ebbs
definition 1: to flow away from land; recede.
The tide ebbed under the setting sun.
synonyms:
recede
antonyms:
flood
similar words:
go out, retreat, sink, withdraw
definition 2: to weaken or become less; decay.
As a person grows old, strength gradually ebbs.
synonyms:
decline, die out, diminish, dwindle, weaken
antonyms:
grow, intensify
similar words:
decay, decompose, decrease, fade, fall, shrink, subside, wane
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