ebb-n; 2 Senses

Sense Number 1: a process of gradual decline

Commentary: EBB[+process][+gradual][+decline]

There has been an ebb of the dictator's influence in the region in recent years.
Their feelings were at a low ebb after the election.
What caused the ebb of enthusiasm for the space program?

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 2

Sense Number 2: the outward flow of the tide

Commentary: EBB[+process][+flow][+outward][+tide]

The tide seems to be at the ebb now.
The tide pools empty and fill with water according to the ebb and flow of the tides.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1