Definition of subside
- subsided into a chair
- as the fever subsides
- my anger subsided
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.
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to lessen the seriousness or strength of
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