Meaning of “recede” - Learner’s Dictionary

recede

verb [ I ] uk us /rɪˈsiːd/
MOVE AWAY

to become further and further away:

The coastline receded into the distance.
LESS STRONG

If a memory or feeling recedes, it becomes less clear or strong:

Even painful memories recede with time.
HAIR

If a man's hair recedes, it stops growing at the front of his head:

a receding hairline

(Definition of “recede” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)