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recede (verb), recedes; receded; receding
1. To move back or away from a limit, point, or mark; for example, the people waited for the flood waters to recede before they could return to their homes.
2. To slope backward.
3. To become or seem to become fainter or more distant.
4. To withdraw or to retreat.
5. Etymology: from French receder, from Latin recedere, "to go back, to withdraw"; from re-, "back" + cedere, "to go".
This entry is located in the following units: -cede, -ceed, -cess, -cease (page 5) re-, red- (page 1)
recede, reseed
recede (ri SEED) (verb)
1. To move back or away from: The train seemed to recede, or to retreat, into the distance as Patricia and Dina were watching.
2. To return the ownership of something to the previous owner: The actual proprietary of the farm will recede to the old man who used to live there.
reseed (ri SEED) (verb)
1. To sow or to plant new seeds on a piece of land: After the construction was completed, Luis had to reseed his front lawn.
2. To plant an area through the natural distribution of seeds: The grass was allowed to mature so that it would reseed the pasture as a matter of course.

Once the flood waters recede, the farmers will have to reseed their fields.