Definition of receding in English:

receding

adjective

  • 1Moving back or further away from a previous position.

    ‘receding waters exposed the extent of devastation’
    ‘receding shorelines have destroyed some villages and rising sea levels have submerged uninhabited islands’
  • 2(of a man's hair) ceasing to grow at the temples and above the forehead.

    ‘he inherited his father's receding hairline’
  • 3(of a facial feature) sloping backwards.

    ‘a slightly receding chin’

Pronunciation

receding

/rɪˈsiːdɪŋ/