intransitive verb sub·side \səb-ˈsīd\

: to become less strong or intense

: to move down to a lower level


Full Definition of SUBSIDE

:  to sink or fall to the bottom :  settle
:  to tend downward :  descend; especially :  to flatten out so as to form a depression
:  to let oneself settle down :  sink <subsided into a chair>
:  to become quiet or less <as the fever subsides> <my anger subsided>
sub·si·dence \səb-ˈsī-dən(t)s, ˈsəb-sə-dən(t)s\ noun

Examples of SUBSIDE

  1. The pain will subside in a couple of hours.
  2. After his anger had subsided, he was able to look at things rationally.
  3. We'll have to wait until the wind subsides.
  4. The road will remain closed until the water subsides.

Origin of SUBSIDE

Latin subsidere, from sub- + sidere to sit down, sink; akin to Latin sedēre to sit — more at sit
First Known Use: 1607


intransitive verb sub·side \səb-ˈsīd\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of SUBSIDE

:  to lessen in severity :  become diminished <the fever subsided>
sub·si·dence \səb-ˈsīd-ən(t)s, ˈsəb-səd-ən(t)s\ noun


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