verb (used without object), sub·sid·ed, sub·sid·ing.
- subsidiary atrial pacemaker,
- subsidiary cell
Origin of subside
Examples from the Web for subsiding
Bill feels a sensation like “subsiding into a pile of bones.”American Dreams, 1953: ‘Junky’ by William S. Burroughs|Nathaniel Rich|June 27, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Has the subsiding of the 1990s crime wave changed - not only the quantity of gun incidents - but also the character?
One factor is the subsiding of the crack-cocaine epidemic that hit Washington hard in the late 1980s and early 1990s.
Infatuated dreamer, think you it is the subsiding of the storm, and not rather the lull that precedes it?Piccadilly|Laurence Oliphant
The wind was subsiding, the sky serene, and I watched the sun rise with renewed hope.The Swiss Family Robinson; or Adventures in a Desert Island|Johann David Wyss
I bow to the demands of the lady, said Lawson, subsiding with happy gallantry.Langford of the Three Bars|Kate Boyles
Great nervousness attends the subsiding of the effect of opium, and one is much torn and distracted in mind.Opium Eating|Anonymous
She and d'Alcacer up there seemed to dominate the tumult which was now subsiding.The Rescue|Joseph Conrad
Word Origin for subside
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.