Simple Definition of subside
: to become less strong or intense
: to move down to a lower level
Full Definition of subside
subsidenceplay \səb-ˈsī-dən(t)s, ˈsəb-sə-dən(t)s\ noun
Examples of subside in a sentence
The pain will subside in a couple of hours.
After his anger had subsided, he was able to look at things rationally.
We'll have to wait until the wind subsides.
The road will remain closed until the water subsides.
Origin and Etymology of subside
Latin subsidere, from sub- + sidere to sit down, sink; akin to Latin sedēre to sit — more at sit
First Known Use: 1607
Synonym Discussion of subside
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