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subside
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1  —as in:
her anger subsided
Definition become less intense, less severe, or less active — perhaps going away entirely
  • I couldn't think clearly until the pain subsided.
subsided = became less severe
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • I'm hoping aspirin will make the pain subside.
  • subside = become less severe
  • We had to wait for the noise to subside before we continue our conversation.
  • subside = become less intense
  • Let's talk tomorrow when anger has subsided and we can think more clearly.
  • subsided = become less intense
  • The swelling subsided, but it's still painful.
  • subsided = became less severe
  • I took a pill and it will make the trembling in my hand subside.
  • subside = become less active (or perhaps go away entirely)
  • The dizziness has subsided and while my left ear is still deafened, I can hear a ringing in my right, which seems a good sign.
    Suzanne Collins  --  The Hunger Games
  • subsided = become less severe (or perhaps stopped entirely)
  • Up above we could still hear the screaming, but the gunfire subsided.
    Marcus Luttrell  --  Lone Survivor
  • subsided = became less active (or perhaps stopped entirely)
  • His nervousness had subsided months earlier; he knew he no longer had control over his destiny.
    Wes Moore  --  The Other Wes Moore
  • subsided = become less intense
  • He waits until his breathing subsides, then slowly rolls off the bed, trying not to wake his wife.
    Mitch Albom  --  The Five People You Meet in Heaven
subsides = becomes less intense

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2  —as in:
the ground subsided
Definition sink or settle to a lower level
  • We can't return to the home until the flood waters subside.
subside = settle to a lower level
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • The flood waters have subsided.
  • subsided = settled to a lower level
  • The building is subsiding because the soil is shrinking from the drought.
  • subsiding = sinking or settling to a lower level
  • The mud subsides when the waters become calm.
  • subsides = sinks or settles to a lower level
  • He probably surmised that if he bided his time until August, the Teklanika would subside enough to be crossed.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild
  • subside = settle to a lower level
  • All my efforts subside like froth into the one desire to be able just to stay lying there.
    Erich Maria Remarque  --  All Quiet on the Western Front
  • subside = settle
  • Then he went West, and there was a gradual subsidence of whatever personal attraction had existed.
    Theodore Dreiser  --  Sister Carrie
  • The deeper the tunnel, the less chance of subsidence on the surface.
    Eoin Colfer  --  Artemis Fowl
  • He delighted in the swell and subsidence of the rhythm, and the happily recurring rhyme.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The House of the Seven Gables
  • But now every sound ceased suddenly, with the subsidence of Mr. Walters' voice, and the conclusion of the speech was received with a burst of silent gratitude.
    Mark Twain  --  The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

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Less commonly:
In classic literature, subside may be used as a synonym for sit as in "She subsided into the chair."
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