receding

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re·cede 1

 (rĭ-sēd′)
intr.v. re·ced·ed, re·ced·ing, re·cedes
1. To move back or away from a limit, point, or mark: waited for the floodwaters to recede.
2. To slope away from a point of reference: a man with a chin that recedes.
3. To become or seem to become more distant and fainter or less distinct: Eventually, my unhappy memories of the place receded.
4. To decrease or diminish: Fuel prices will recede after the holiday.

[Middle English receden, from Old French receder, from Latin recēdere : re-, re- + cēdere, to go; see ked- in Indo-European roots.]
Synonyms: recede1, ebb, retract, retreat
These verbs mean to move backward or away from a limit or position: a glacier that has receded; waters that ebb at low tide; a turtle that retracted into its shell; an army that retreated to avoid defeat.
Antonym: advance

re·cede 2

 (rē-sēd′)
tr.v. re·ced·ed, re·ced·ing, re·cedes
To yield or grant to one formerly in possession; cede (something) back.

[re- + cede.]
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receding

(rɪˈsiːdɪŋ)
adj
1. (Hairdressing & Grooming) (of a man's hair) ceasing to grow at the temples and above the forehead
2. sloping backwards
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.receding - a slow or gradual disappearancereceding - a slow or gradual disappearance  
disappearance - the event of passing out of sight
2.receding - the act of becoming more distant
withdrawal - the act of withdrawing; "the withdrawal of French troops from Vietnam"
Adj.1.receding - (of a hairline e.g.) moving slowly back
backward - directed or facing toward the back or rear; "a backward view"
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Translations

receding

[rɪˈsiːdɪŋ]
A. ADJ [prospect] → que va disminuyendo; [tide] → que va bajando; [forehead] → huidizo, achatado; [chin] → (hundida) hacia atrás
B. CPD receding hairline Nentradas fpl
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

receding

[rɪˈsiːdɪŋ] adj [forehead, chin] → fuyant(e)
receding hairline → front m dégarni
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

receding

adj chin, foreheadfliehend; hairlinezurückweichend; hairzurückweichend, dünn; receding gumsZahnfleischschwund m
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

receding

[rɪˈsiːdɪŋ] adj (forehead, chin) → sfuggente
he's got a receding hairline → è stempiato
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
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