Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary


One entry found for subside.
Main Entry: subĚside
Pronunciation: s&b-'sId
Function: intransitive verb
Inflected Form(s): subĚsidĚed; subĚsidĚing
Etymology: Latin subsidere, from sub- + sidere to sit down, sink; akin to Latin sedEre to sit -- more at SIT
Date: 1607
1 : to sink or fall to the bottom : SETTLE
2 : to tend downward : DESCEND; especially : to flatten out so as to form a depression
3 : to let oneself settle down : SINK <subsided into a chair>
4 : to become quiet or less <as the fever subsides> <my anger subsided>
synonym see ABATE
- subĚsiĚdence /s&b-'sI-d&n(t)s, 's&b-s&-d&n(t)s/ noun