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ebb tide

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noun
the reflux of the tide or the tide at ebb; ebb.
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Origin of ebb tide

First recorded in 1830–40
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Scientific definitions for ebb tide

ebb tide
[ ĕb ]

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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