- subduction zone,
- subdural hemorrhage,
- subdural space,
Origin of subdued
verb (used with object), sub·dued, sub·du·ing.
Origin of subdue
Examples from the Web for subdued
Hip-hop and faith have a long and sometimes conflicted history; but it was often presented in nuanced or subdued ways.Down With the King: Christianity Isn’t Hiding in Rap’s Closet|Stereo Williams|December 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The very brave vice principal, Sam King, who then jumped in, might have been killed before he subdued the 16-year-old suspect.Thank God the Murrysville School Attack Wasn’t Guns|Michael Daly|April 9, 2014|DAILY BEAST
By that time, more security arrived and subdued Frazier, who was arrested and hospitalized.
Even his standard line of attack against Hillary Clinton was subdued.
It's unlikely that only one man could have subdued three victims, so it makes sense to think of killers, not a single killer.Did the Boston Bombers Slit Their Friends' Throats?|David Frum|April 30, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The coppersmith now and then gives forth his winter note—a subdued wow; this is heard chiefly at the sunset hour.A Bird Calendar for Northern India|Douglas Dewar
Rameses first subdued the Arabians and Libyans, and annexed them to the Egyptian monarchy.Beacon Lights of History, Volume III|John Lord
The sound of subdued voices reached him occasionally, and once or twice he heard Yoshio speak to some passer by.The Shadow of the East|E. M. Hull
"The Mons looks like a warrior taking his rest—his last rest," says Birley, gravely, giving me a subdued nudge.
Merrymakers were quiet when in the streets and subdued even in the restaurants.Chicago's Awful Theater Horror|Various
verb -dues, -duing or -dued (tr)
Word Origin for subdue
c.1600, "subjugated," past participle adjective from subdue. Meaning "calmed down, reduced in intensity" is recorded from 1822.
late 14c., "to conquer," from Old French souduire "deceive, seduce," from Latin subducere "draw, lead away, withdraw" (see subduce). The sense seems to have been taken in Anglo-French from Latin subdere. Subduct in the sense of "subtract" is from 1570s. Related: Subdued; subduing.