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recede
used in Turtles All the Way Down

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Definition
to move away or diminish (become less)
The exact meaning of recede depends upon its context. For example:
  • "We can't move back in until the floodwaters recede." — diminish and move away
  • "Her fear receded." — diminished
  • "The waves first advance and then recede." — move away
  • "The news story receded into the background as it was replaced by new stories." — received diminished attention
  • "a receding hairline" — diminished hair (each year the line where hair stops growing is higher)
  • I was so good at being a kid, and so terrible at being whatever I was now I walked along the whole edge of the island until I found Daisy sitting on an uprooted barkless tree that had beached here as some flood receded.
    p. 25.8

There are no more uses of "recede" in Turtles All the Way Down.

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