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ebbing


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Ebb  \Ebb\,  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Ebbed};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Ebbing}.]  [AS.  ebbian  akin  to  D.  &  G.  ebben,  Dan.  ebbe.  See 
  2d  {Ebb}.] 
  1.  To  flow  back  to  return,  as  the  water  of  a  tide  toward  the 
  ocean;  --  opposed  to  {flow}. 
 
  That  Power  who  bids  the  ocean  ebb  and  flow.  --Pope. 
 
  2.  To  return  or  fall  back  from  a  better  to  a  worse  state;  to 
  decline  to  decay;  to  recede. 
 
  The  hours  of  life  ebb  fast  --Blackmore. 
 
  Syn:  To  recede;  retire;  withdraw;  decay;  decrease;  wane; 
  sink;  lower. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  ebbing 
  n  :  a  gradual  decline  (in  size  or  strength  or  power  or  number) 
  [syn:  {ebb},  {wane}] 




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