- to sink to a low or lower level.
- to become quiet, less active, or less violent; abate: The laughter subsided.
- to sink or fall to the bottom; settle; precipitate: to cause coffee grounds to subside.
Origin of subside
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1. decline, descend, settle. 2. diminish, lessen, wane, ebb.
1. rise. 2. increase.
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Examples from the Web for subsided
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Out in the night the yells had subsided since the Hadji's harangue, if not wholly because of it.It Happened in Egypt
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Some weeks had passed, and the first shock of these events had subsided.The Life And Adventures Of Nicholas Nickleby
Edward felt the appeal; but his jealousy had not yet subsided.The Pirate and The Three Cutters
"Of course, I gave him back his money," she went on, when her emotion had subsided.Cleo The Magnificent
After the disorder has subsided, the walls of the room should be washed with hot lime, which will render it perfectly sweet.
- to become less loud, excited, violent, etc; abate
- to sink or fall to a lower level
- (of the surface of the earth, etc) to cave in; collapse
- (of sediment, etc) to sink or descend to the bottom; settle
C17: from Latin subsīdere to settle down, from sub- down + sīdere to settle
Word Origin and History for subsided
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