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re·cede1

recede1

 
 
pronunciation:
ri sid
features:
Word Combinations (verb), Word Parts
part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: recedes, receding, receded
definition 1: to move back to a previous low level or point, as water.
After days of flooding, the rain stopped and the river water finally began to recede.
synonyms:
ebb
similar words:
abate, diminish, dwindle, lessen, peter out, retreat, retrogress, slacken, subside
definition 2: to move away or back, either physically or in the mind.
The hills receded as we drove away.The incident was traumatic at the time, but it is receding in my memory now.
antonyms:
advance
similar words:
diminish, regress, retreat, retrograde, withdraw
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