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Meaning of SUBSIDE

Pronunciation:  sub'sId

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [v]  wear off or die down; "The pain subsided"
  2. [v]  descend into or as if into some soft substance or place; "He sank into bed"; "She subsided into the chair"
  3. [v]  sink down or precipitate; "the mud subsides when the waters become calm"
  4. [v]  sink to a lower level or form a depression; "the valleys subside"
 

SUBSIDE is a 7 letter word that starts with S.

 

 Synonyms: lessen, settle, sink
 
 See Also: come down, descend, dip, fall, go down, go under, weaken

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Sub*side"\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Subsided}; p. pr. &
vb. n. {Subsiding}.] [L. subsidere; sub under, below + sidere
to sit down, to settle; akin to sedere to sit, E. sit. See
{Sit}.]
1. To sink or fall to the bottom; to settle, as lees.

2. To tend downward; to become lower; to descend; to sink.
   ``Heaven's subsiding hill.'' --Dryden.

3. To fall into a state of quiet; to cease to rage; to be
   calmed; to settle down; to become tranquil; to abate; as,
   the sea subsides; the tumults of war will subside; the
   fever has subsided. ``In cases of danger, pride and envy
   naturally subside.'' --C. Middleton.

Syn: See {Abate}.

 

 

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