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ebb tide

noun
1.
the reflux of the tide or the tide at ebb; ebb.
Origin of ebb tide
1830-1840
1830-40
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ebb tide
  (ěb)   
The period between high tide and low tide during which water flows away from the shore. Also called falling tide. Compare flood tide. See more at tide.
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