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ebb

adjective (a)

  • Receding; going out; falling; shallow; low. (adjective)
    source: webster1913

noun (n)

  • a gradual decline (in size or strength or power or number) (noun.process)
    Synonym: ebbing, wane
    source: wordnet30
  • the outward flow of the tide (noun.event)
    Synonym: reflux
    source: wordnet30
  • The European bunting. (noun)
    source: webster1913
  • The reflux or flowing back of the tide; the return of the tidal wave toward the sea; -- opposed to flood; as, the boats will go out on the ebb. (noun)
    source: webster1913

verb (v)

  • flow back or recede (verb.motion)
    Synonym: ebb away, ebb down, ebb off, ebb out
    Antonym: surge, tide
    Example:
    The tides ebbed at noon.
    source: wordnet30
  • hem in fish with stakes and nets so as to prevent them from going back into the sea with the ebb (verb.competition)
    source: wordnet30
  • fall away or decline (verb.change)
    Example:
    The patient's strength ebbed away.
    source: wordnet30
  • To flow back; to return, as the water of a tide toward the ocean; -- opposed to flow. (verb)
    source: webster1913
  • To cause to flow back. (verb)
    source: webster1913

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