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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Ebb v. i. [imp. & p. p. Ebbed p. pr. & vb. n. Ebbing.]
 1. To flow back; to return, as the water of a tide toward the ocean; -- opposed to flow.
    That Power who bids the ocean ebb and flow.   --Pope.
 2. To return or fall back from a better to a worse state; to decline; to decay; to recede.
    The hours of life ebb fast.   --Blackmore.
 Syn: -- To recede; retire; withdraw; decay; decrease; wane; sink; lower.