Subsiding
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 {Sit}.] 1. To sink or fall to the bottom; to settle, as lees. [1913 Webster]

2. To tend downward; to become lower; to descend; to sink. ``Heaven's subsiding hill.'' --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

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. [1913 Webster]

Syn: See {Abate}. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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