Synonyms for Receding:

adj.

recessive (adjective)
backsliding, fleeing, recessive, regressive, retreating.

n.

act (noun)
recession.
contraction (noun)
shrinking, lessening.
receding (noun)
recession, retiring, backward, fadeout, retreating.

v.

decreasing (verb)
lessening, deflating, dwindling, Abbreviating, Compacting, shortening, Abridging, Deducting, decreasing, subsiding, draining, compressing, diminishing, Truncating, eroding, contracting, abating, decrementing, dying down, Curtailing, lowering, Depleting, shrinking, Concentrating.
receding (verb)
regressing, retreating, backsliding, fleeing.
relapsing (verb)
Recurring, relapsing, lapsing.

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Other relevant words:
recession, retiring, backward, fadeout.

Usage examples for receding

  1. They had experienced his skill and coolness at Falling Waters; they had seen at Bull Run, while the shells burst in never- ending succession among the pines, the quiet figure riding slowly to and fro on the crest above them; they had heard the stern command, " Wait till they come within fifty yards and then give them the bayonet," and they had followed him far in that victorious rush into the receding ranks of their astonished foe. – Stonewall Jackson And The American Civil War by G. F. R. Henderson
  2. They indicate a state of things receding farther from the present condition of Central Europe in physical geography and climate, and doubtless, therefore, receding farther from our era in time. – The Student's Elements of Geology by Sir Charles Lyell
  3. So we sat on the alert for perhaps fifteen minutes, when the sounds above us began receding and we lay down again. – The Red-Blooded Heroes of the Frontier by Edgar Beecher Bronson