subside meaning

[ səb'said ] Pronunciation:   "subside" in a sentence
  • Verb: subside  sub'sId
    1. Wear off or die down
      "The pain subsided"
      - 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"
      - settle 
    4. Descend into or as if into some soft substance or place
      "She subsided into the chair"
      - sink

    Derived forms: subsided, subsiding, subsides

    See also: subsidence, subsiding

    Type of: come down, descend, dip, fall, go down, go under, settle, sink, weaken

  • [Medicine]
    vi sub·sid·ed; sub·sid·ing : to lessen in severity : become diminished ‹the fever subsided› — sub·si·dence n


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  1. the burning within his chest subsided.
  2. a round of chatter rose and subsided.
  3. hardly has one wave subsided when another rises ..
  4. the hematoma will usually subside in time.
  5. the clamor did not subside so simply.

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