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subside

[ suhb-sahyd ]
/ səbˈsaɪd /
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verb (used without object), sub·sid·ed, sub·sid·ing.
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.
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Origin of subside

1640–50; <Latin subsīdere, equivalent to sub-sub- + sīdere to sit, settle; akin to sedēre to be seated; see sit1

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WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH subside

1. subside , subsist2. subsidence , subsistence
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British Dictionary definitions for subside

subside
/ (səbˈsaɪd) /

verb (intr)
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

Derived forms of subside

subsider, noun

Word Origin for subside

C17: from Latin subsīdere to settle down, from sub- down + sīdere to settle
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