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Definition of ebb:

  1. Receding; going out; falling; shallow; low.
  2. The European bunting.
  3. 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.
  4. The state or time of passing away; a falling from a better to a worse state; low state or condition; decline; decay.
  5. To cause to flow back.
  6. To flow back; to return, as the water of a tide toward the ocean; - opposed to flow.
  7. To return or fall back from a better to a worse state; to decline; to decay; to recede.

Synonyms:

drop, deepen, degeneracy, starve, degradation, retrograde, dip, flush, catch, reflux, mitigate, fall, retrocede, in, flow, slacken, subsidence, peter, ebbing, retreat, cutback, come in, reduce, eddy, d├ęgringolade, maelstrom, die, course, abatement, ebb down, ebb out, taper, recede, lose your life, subside, crater, downfall, break, approach, dwindle, crest, ebb away, let up, lessen, descent, degeneration, declension, breathe your last (breath), remit, deterioration, diminish, wane, cut, down, plunge, remission, dash, perish, fall off, drip, shrink, cast up, ebb off, slack off, channel, slackening, suffocate, lay down your life, rebate, devolution, bate, lower, eclipse, letup, abate, declination, tail away, retract, drown, drain, increase, burst, current, decrease, expire, decadence, pass away.

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