Definition of ebb:
- Receding; going out; falling; shallow; low.
- The European bunting.
- 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.
- The state or time of passing away; a falling from a better to a worse state; low state or condition; decline; decay.
- To cause to flow back.
- To flow back; to return, as the water of a tide toward the ocean; - opposed to flow.
- To return or fall back from a better to a worse state; to decline; to decay; to recede.
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- deteriorate (part of speech: verb)
- recession (part of speech: noun)
- pacify (part of speech: verb)
- "The Puppet Crown", Harold MacGrath.
- "Counsels and Maxims From The Essays Of Arthur Schopenhauer", Arthur Schopenhauer.
They reached the wreck at ten o'clock on Sunday morning; but, being busily occupied in collecting what stores they could, they neglected to watch the tide, and whilst they were thus employed, the time passed over, and the waves rolling between them and their temporary home at Newark; they were obliged to wait till the next day's ebb.- "Narratives of Shipwrecks of the Royal Navy; between 1793 and 1849", William O. S. Gilly.