from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Gradual recession of water in a sea, lake, or stream, leaving permanently dry land.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. the gradual loss of water from a river, lake etc to leave permanent dry land
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A leaving dry; a recession of the sea or other water, leaving dry land; land left uncovered by such recession.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In law, the recession of the sea or other body of water from land; also, land thus left uncovered.
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