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[ adjective ] moving toward a position farther from the front

Synonyms

retiring

Examples

"the receding glaciers of the last ice age" "retiring fogs revealed the rocky coastline"

Related terms

retreating

2
[ noun ] a slow or gradual disappearance

Synonyms

fadeout

Related terms

disappearance dissolve

3
[ adjective ] (of a hairline e.g.) moving slowly back

Related terms

backward

4
[ adjective ] that are flowing away

Examples

"the receding waters left muddy devastation"

Related terms

ebb

5
[ noun ] a act of becoming more distant

Synonyms

recession

Related terms

withdrawal fall_back recede

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