from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun Gradual recession of water in a sea, lake, or stream, leaving permanently dry land.
from The Century Dictionary.
- noun In law, the recession of the sea or other body of water from land; also, land thus left uncovered.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun (Law) A leaving dry; a recession of the sea or other water, leaving dry land; land left uncovered by such recession.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- noun the gradual loss of
waterfrom a river, lakeetc to leave permanent dry land
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