subsidence

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sub·side

 (səb-sīd′)
intr.v. sub·sid·ed, sub·sid·ing, sub·sides
1.
a. To become less intense, active, or severe; abate.
b. To become smaller or less prominent, as swelling. See Synonyms at decrease.
2. To move or sink to a lower or normal level: The earth subsided as the aquifer drained away.
3. To sink to the bottom, as a sediment.
4. To sit down slowly; settle down: "She looked swiftly around, and once she saw her husband, subsided primly onto the edge of a chair" (Jane Stevenson).

[Latin subsīdere : sub-, sub- + sīdere, to settle; see sed- in Indo-European roots.]

sub·si′dence (səb-sīd′ns, sŭb′sĭ-dns) n.

subsidence

(səbˈsaɪdəns; ˈsʌbsɪdəns) or

subsidency

n
1. the act or process of subsiding or the condition of having subsided
2. (Geological Science) geology the gradual sinking of landforms to a lower level as a result of earth movements, mining operations, etc
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.subsidence - an abatement in intensity or degree (as in the manifestations of a disease); "his cancer is in remission"
abatement, hiatus, reprieve, respite, suspension - an interruption in the intensity or amount of something
resolution - the subsidence of swelling or other signs of inflammation (especially in a lung)
2.subsidence - a gradual sinking to a lower level
sinking - a descent as through liquid (especially through water); "they still talk about the sinking of the Titanic"
3.subsidence - the sudden collapse of something into a hollow beneath it
collapse - a natural event caused by something suddenly falling down or caving in; "the roof is in danger of collapse"; "the collapse of the old star under its own gravity"

subsidence

noun sinking, settling, collapse, settlement The problems were caused by subsidence.

subsidence

noun
The act or process of becoming less active or intense:
Translations
هُبوط، إنْخِساف، سُكون، هُمود
sesedání
nedsynkningsammenskridning
süllyedéssüppedés
sig
pokles pôdy
batmaçökme

subsidence

[səbˈsaɪdəns] N [of road, land, house] → hundimiento m; [of floods] → bajada f, descenso m
"road liable to subsidence"firme en mal estado

subsidence

[ˈsʌbsɪdəns səbˈsaɪdəns] naffaissement m

subsidence

nSenkung f, → Absacken nt (inf); there’s a lot of subsidence in the areain der Gegend senkt sich das Erdreich; “danger: subsidenceAchtung: Bodensenkung; we can’t get a mortgage because of the subsidencewir bekommen keine Hypothek, weil sich das Gelände senkt

subsidence

[səbˈsaɪdns] n (of land) → cedimento, avvallamento; (of waters) → abbassamento

subside

(səbˈsaid) verb
1. (of land, streets, buildings etc) to sink lower. When a building starts to subside, cracks usually appear in the walls.
2. (of floods) to become lower and withdraw. Gradually the water subsided.
3. (of a storm, noise or other disturbance) to become quieter. They stayed anchored in harbour till the wind subsided.
subsidence (ˈsabsidəns) , ((American) səbˈsaidəns) noun
the process of subsiding. The road has had to be closed because of subsidence.