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ebb tide

the reflux of the tide or the tide at ebb; ebb.
1830-40 Unabridged
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ebb tide
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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ebb tide

seaward flow in estuaries or tidal rivers during a tidal phase of lowering water level. The reverse flow, occurring during rising tides, is called the flood tide. See tide.

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