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recession (noun) 1 withdrawal 2 low economic activity.

A recession is withdrawal or a backward movement as of the waves of the sea from the shore back into the sea. The recession of the tongue of the snake is its movement backwards. A period of low economic activity in a country is also recession. During recession there is less trade and industrial activity than usual and more people are unemployed. There is a fall in demand for goods and services and people donít have the power to buy.

  • The recession of waves made the boy feel that the sand under his feet being dragged away by the waves.
  • The recession has hit many industries hard. There is no demand for goods, less profit and the lay off of a number of employees.
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