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English definition of “recede”

recede

verb [I]     /rɪˈsiːd/
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
(Definition of recede verb from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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