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ebb the retreating or flowing back of a tidal flow from the land to the sea; ebb tide. [4 definitions]
ebb tide the tide in its outgoing phase. (Cf. flood tide.)
ebonite a very hard rubber, capable of being cut and polished, and used in combs, electrical insulators, and other items; vulcanite.
ebonize to blacken, usu. with a stain or paint, so as to cause to resemble ebony.
ebony a hard heavy wood, often black, from various tropical Asian trees. [5 definitions]
e-book a book published in digital format for display on a computer screen or handheld device.
EBT abbreviation for "electronic benefits transfer." EBT is a government program that gives money for food and other things to people who need it.
ebullient highly enthusiastic, happily excited, or spirited. [2 definitions]
ebullition a violent outflow, as of emotions or ideas; outburst. [2 definitions]
EC abbreviation of "European Community." (See EEC.)
ec- out.
ecbolic inducing labor or causing abortion by causing or accelerating uterine contractions. [2 definitions]
eccentric not adhering to the recognized or accepted manner, behavior, or thinking; unconventional; peculiar. [5 definitions]
eccentricity an odd or peculiar behavior, habit, interest, or the like. [3 definitions]
ecclesiast a person in the clergy; an ecclesiastic.
Ecclesiastes a book of the Old Testament containing an examination of the meaning of life and advice about human limitations.
ecclesiastic a person in the clergy or in a religious order. [2 definitions]
ecclesiastical of or related to the church and clergy.
Ecclesiasticus a book of instructive proverbs contained in the Douay Bible and the Old Testament Apocrypha.
ecdysiast one who performs stripteases.
ecdysis the shedding of an outer layer of skin or integument, esp. by snakes, insects, or crustaceans.