subsider

subside

[suhb-sahyd]
verb (used without object), subsided, subsiding.
1.
to sink to a low or lower level.
2.
to become quiet, less active, or less violent; abate: The laughter subsided.
3.
to sink or fall to the bottom; settle; precipitate: to cause coffee grounds to subside.

Origin:
1640–50; < Latin subsīdere, equivalent to sub- sub- + sīdere to sit, settle; akin to sedēre to be seated; see sit1

subsidence [suhb-sahyd-ns, suhb-si-dns] , noun
subsider, noun
nonsubsiding, adjective
unsubsided, adjective
unsubsiding, adjective

1. subside, subsist ; 2. subsidence, subsistence.


1. decline, descend, settle. 2. diminish, lessen, wane, ebb.


1. rise. 2. increase.
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subside (səbˈsaɪd)
 
vb
1.  to become less loud, excited, violent, etc; abate
2.  to sink or fall to a lower level
3.  (of the surface of the earth, etc) to cave in; collapse
4.  (of sediment, etc) to sink or descend to the bottom; settle
 
[C17: from Latin subsīdere to settle down, from sub- down + sīdere to settle]
 
sub'sider
 
n

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subside
1681, "to sink to the bottom," from L. subsidere "settle, sink, sit down or remain," from sub "down" + sidere "to settle," related to sedere (see sit). Meaning "to sink to a lower level, be reduced" is from 1706.
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