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Subside meaning

subside - 4 dictionary results

  1. 1. To sink or fall to the bottom; to settle, as lees.
  2. 2. To tend downward; to become lower; to descend; to sink.
  3. 3. 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.
  4. 4. To settle down; sink; become quiet; decline.

subside - examples of usage

  1. In two or three days, or from that to the end of the week, the bag may soften, lose its heat and tenderness, and subside into the healthy condition, even resuming the secretion of milk. - "Special Report on Diseases of Cattle", U.S. Department of Agriculture J.R. Mohler.
  2. The pains will usually subside. - "Special Report on Diseases of Cattle", U.S. Department of Agriculture J.R. Mohler.
  3. But it proved too much for her; very soon she came down and broke into a loud cry, which brought her mother instantly to her, and she was picked up and taken back to the seat and held to the broad bosom and soothed with caresses and tender words until the sobs began to subside. - "Afoot in England", W.H. Hudson.
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