recession (noun) – the act or state of receding or withdrawing; a reduction or contraction of economic activity
BREAKDOWN: RE- (back) + CES- (go) + -ION (act of)
— recessive means tending to recede or go back; yielding to a dominant trait in genetics
This word is built on the root CES-, which means to go, to yield, or to withdraw.
Common CES- words include access, ancestor, excess, necessary, necessity, process, recess, and success.
More esoteric CES- words include cession and cesspool.