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Dictionary Definition

subside

Verb

1 wear off or die down; "The pain subsided" [syn: lessen]
2 sink to a lower level or form a depression; "the valleys subside"
3 sink down or precipitate; "the mud subsides when the waters become calm" [syn: settle]
4 descend into or as if into some soft substance or place; "He sank into bed"; "She subsided into the chair" [syn: sink]

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English

Pronunciation

Verb

  1. To sink or fall to the bottom; to settle, as lees.
  2. To tend downward; to become lower; to descend; to sink.
  3. To fall into a state of quiet; to cease to rage; to be [calmed]; to settle down; to become tranquil; to abate.
    The sea subsides.
    The tumults of war will subside.
    The fever has subsided.

Translations

To sink or fall to the bottom; to settle, as lees
To tend downward; to become lower; to descend; to sink
To fall into a state of quiet; to cease to rage; to be [calmed]; to settle down; to become tranquil; to abate

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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