|1.||[ adjective ] moving toward a position farther from the front|
"the receding glaciers of the last ice age" "retiring fogs revealed the rocky coastline"
|2.||[ noun ] a slow or gradual disappearance|
|Related terms:||disappearance dissolve|
|3.||[ adjective ] (of a hairline e.g.) moving slowly back|
|4.||[ adjective ] that are flowing away|
"the receding waters left muddy devastation"
|5.||[ noun ] a act of becoming more distant|
|Related terms:||withdrawal fall_back recede|