1. a slow or gradual disappearance
Syn: ↑fadeout
Derivationally related forms: ↑fade out (for: ↑fadeout), ↑recede
Hypernyms: ↑disappearance
2. the act of becoming more distant
Syn: ↑recession
Derivationally related forms: ↑recessional (for: ↑recession), ↑recede (for: ↑recession), ↑recede
Hypernyms: ↑withdrawal
(of a hairline e.g.) moving slowly back
Similar to: ↑backward

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