(?), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Subsided; p. pr. & vb. n. Subsiding.] [L. subsidere; sub under, below + sidere to sit down, to settle; akin to sedere to sit, E. sit. See Sit.] 1. To sink or fall to the bottom; to settle, as lees.
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2. To tend downward; to become lower; to descend; to sink. "Heaven's subsiding hill." Dryden.
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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. "In cases of danger, pride and envy naturally subside." C. Middleton.
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Syn. -- See Abate.
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(?), } n. [L. subsidens, -entis, p. pr. of subsidere. See Subside.] The act or process of subsiding.
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The subdual or subsidence of the more violent passions.
Bp. Warburton.
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