subside - definition and synonyms

verb [intransitive] 

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present tense
present participlesubsiding
past tensesubsided
past participlesubsided
  1. 1
    to become weaker, less violent, or less severe

    The pain should subside in an hour or two.

    By morning the storm had subsided.

  2. 2
    if the level of flood water subsides, it becomes lower
    1. a.
      if land subsides, it sinks to a lower level
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  3. 3
    if a building subsides, it becomes damaged because the land it is on has sunk