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recess
  • noun
    A small space created by building part of a wall further back from the rest. (a table set into a recess)
    A period of time when the proceedings of a parliament, committee, court of law, or other official body are temporarily suspended. (talks resumed after a month's recess)
    verb
    Attach (a fitment) by setting it back into the wall or surface to which it is fixed. (recessed ceiling lights)
    (of formal proceedings) be temporarily suspended. (the talks recessed at 2.15)

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