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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".
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