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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.


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