verb (used without object), sub·sid·ed, sub·sid·ing.
Origin of subside
Examples from the Web for subsidence
Violent mirth is the foam, and deep sadness the subsidence, of a morbid fermentation.
Fearing a subsidence of the cliff, they betook themselves to a small schooner lying in the bay.Yorkshire Painted And Described|Gordon Home
This was the first example I had met with of a true barrier reef due to subsidence, as has been so clearly shown by Mr. Darwin.The Malay Archipelago|Alfred Russell Wallace
Tank B contains the water and lime in process of clarification by subsidence after mechanical agitation by the screw.
She examined him far more intently and with not less surprise, after the subsidence of her first embarrassment.The Cavaliers of Virginia|William A. Caruthers
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Word Origin for subside
Word Origin and History for subsidence
1680s, "to sink to the bottom," from Latin subsidere "settle, sink, sit down or remain," from sub "down" (see sub-) + sidere "to settle," related to sedere (see sedentary). Meaning "to sink to a lower level, be reduced" is from 1706. Related: Subsided; subsiding.