subsiding


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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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.subsiding - 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"
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