ebbing ebbing  /ˈɛ bɪŋ/


  • (n) a gradual decline (in size or strength or power or number)



  1. Around him he saw his Socialist Party disintegrating; within him he felt his strength ebbing.
  2. As the poison dripped down Feng Xiaodan's throat, she imagined her toil and agony finally ebbing away.
  3. Circulation and advertising revenues are ebbing away everywhere, he notes, proportional to broadband penetration.


  1. NZD/USD Technical Analysis: Four-Year Support Line Broken

    NZD/USD Technical Analysis – Prices pierced critical support marked by the 61.8% Fibonacci retracement (0.7921) and a rising trend line set from June 2009. Sellers now target the 76.4% level at 0.7743, a barrier reinforced by a secondary trend line set from August 2010. Alternatively, a move back above 0.7921 eyes the 50% Fib at 0.8065. Positive RSI divergence warns of ebbing bearish momentum.
    on June 10, 2013     Source: Daily FX

  2. AUD/USD Technical Analysis: 20-Month Low Set Below 0.94

    AUD/USD Technical Analysis – Prices broke support in the 0.9542-80 area, marked by the June 2012 low and the 23.6% Fibonacci expansion, to test the 38.2% level at 0.9388. A further push downward targets the 50% Fib at 0.9264. Alternatively, a move back above 0.9580 eyes the June 3 high at 0.9791. Positive RSI divergence warns of ebbing bearish momentum.
    on June 10, 2013     Source: Daily FX

  3. Key to government’s monitoring power lies in war, technology

    As war on terror shows signs of ebbing, surveillance systems created amid effort continue unabated.
    on June 8, 2013     Source: Washington Post


  1. "Over the remainder of 2008, the effects of monetary policy and fiscal stimulus, a gradual ebbing of the drag from residential construction, further progress in the repair of financial and credit markets, and still-solid demand from abroad should...
    on Jun 9, 2008 By: Ben Bernanke Source: MarketWatch

  2. "We are all realizing now that what Baghdad was seeing every day - dead bodies in the streets and morgues - is ebbing remarkably," al-Maliki told reporters at his office in the US-guarded Green Zone.
    on Nov 11, 2007 By: Nouri al-Maliki Source: USA Today

  3. "The American tide is ebbing, so it is best for you to press your leaders to change their policies," bin Laden said, addressing Europeans and referring to their countries' military contributions in Afghanistan.
    on Nov 29, 2007 By: Osama bin Laden Source: Times Online

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languish languish
/ˈlæŋɡ wɪʃ /