- 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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- 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
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