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English definition of “recede”

recede

verb [I] uk   /rɪˈsiːd/ us  
to move further away into the distance, or to become less clear or less bright: As the boat picked up speed, the coastline receded into the distance until finally it became invisible. The painful memories gradually receded in her mind.Becoming and making smaller or lessBecoming and making less strong
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