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Topic: NATURE

Date: 1400-1500
Language: Latin
Origin: recedere, from cedere 'to go'

recede

verb
     
reā€§cede [intransitive]
1 if something you can see or hear recedes, it gets further and further away until it disappears
recede into
footsteps receding into the distance
2 if a memory, feeling, or possibility recedes, it gradually goes away:
The pain in his head gradually receded.
3DN if water recedes, it moves back from an area that it was covering:
The flood waters finally began to recede in November.
4DCB if your hair recedes, you gradually lose the hair at the front of your head:
He was in his mid-forties, with a receding hairline.
5

receding chin

HBH a chin that slopes backwards
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