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  2  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Subside  \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 
  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}. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  v  1:  sink  or  fall  to  a  lower  level;  "The  pain  subsided"  [syn:  {lessen}] 
  2:  sink  or  fall  [syn:  {settle}] 

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