What does "Subside" mean?


(v. i.) 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 (v. i.) To sink or fall to the bottom; to settle, as lees (v. i.) To tend downward; to become lower; to descend; to sink

Synonyms settle, lessen

Example: "The pain subsided" Example: "The mud subsides when the waters become calm" Example: "The valleys subside" Example: "She subsided into the chair"

Word Family subsided, subsidence, subsides, subsiding