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A period of temporary economic decline during which trade and industrial activity are reduced, generally identified by a fall in GDP in two successive quarters
“The country was gripped by recession and interest rates were soaring.”
An act of moving away especially from something difficult, dangerous, or disagreeable
“… a retiring CEO making a gradual recession from the daily rigors of running a major corporation.”
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