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ebb

ebb

 
pronunciation:
eb
parts of speech:
noun, intransitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the retreating or flowing back of a tidal flow from the land to the sea; ebb tide.
synonyms:
ebb tide, low tide, low water
antonyms:
flood, flow
similar words:
outflow
definition 2: the act or condition of decline or regression, as from a high state to a low one.
the slow ebb of her strengthfortunes at a low ebb
synonyms:
deterioration, fall-off, recession
antonyms:
growth
similar words:
decay, decline, degeneration, low tide, regression
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: ebbed, ebbing, ebbs
definition 1: of a tide, to flow away from land; recede.
synonyms:
recede, retrocede
antonyms:
flood, flow
similar words:
go out, retreat, sink, withdraw
definition 2: to weaken, decline, or decay.
As knowledge grows, religious faith sometimes ebbs.
synonyms:
decline, die out, diminish, dwindle, weaken
antonyms:
grow, intensify
similar words:
decay, decompose, decrease, fade, fall, shrink, shrivel, sink, subside, wane
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