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Photo of a man with a receding hairline
Photo by RKMudge

Something recedes when it moves away from something else. After a flood, the flood waters gradually recede back to where they were. The man in the picture has a receding hairline, which means his hairline is moving away from where it once was.

Recede rhymes with ...

Creed, Mislead, Freed, Screed, Lead (tack), Cede ... see all