Pronunciation: (eb), [key]
1. the flowing back of the tide as the water returns to the sea (opposed to flood, flow).
2. a flowing backward or away; decline or decay: the ebb of a once great nation.
3. a point of decline: His fortunes were at a low ebb.
1. to flow back or away, as the water of a tide (opposed to flow).
2. to decline or decay; fade away: His life is gradually ebbing.
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