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Meaning of SUBSIDENCE

Pronunciation:  sub'sIdns

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  the sudden collapse of something into a hollow beneath it
  2. [n]  a gradual sinking to a lower level
  3. [n]  an abatement in intensity or degree (as in the manifestations of a disease); "his cancer is in remission"
 

SUBSIDENCE is a 10 letter word that starts with S.

 

 Synonyms: cave in, remission, remittal, settling, subsiding
 
 See Also: abatement, collapse, hiatus, reprieve, resolution, respite, sinking, suspension

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Sub*sid"ence\, Subsidency \Sub*sid"en*cy\, n. [L.
subsidens, -entis, p. pr. of subsidere. See {Subside}.]
The act or process of subsiding.

      The subdual or subsidence of the more violent passions.
                                               --Bp.
                                               Warburton.

 
Biology Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. The settling of an area of land due to the decomposition of organic material in the soil, the removal of groundwater, or other reasons.
  2. The gradual settling or sinking of an area with little or no horizontal motion.
 

 

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