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Definitions of ebb:

part of speech: noun

The gradual decline in the opsonic index at the end of the positive phase.

Usage examples for ebb:

  • He had watched the dear life ebb away, the fire in the blue eyes fade out. "Stories By English Authors: Germany", Various
  • He remembered that it was half- past six just before the boat went over, and that as it was now low water, the tide would be setting off the shore, making to the southward, and that, therefore, he must swim fifteen miles before the ebb would assist him. "A Yacht Voyage Round England", W.H.G. Kingston
  • His fortunes had reached the ebb tide, but he had no hope of a rise. "The Flirt", Booth Tarkington

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