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subside

sub·side

subside

 
pronunciation:
sb saId
part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: subsided, subsides, subsiding
definition 1: to decrease or abate, as noise, emotion, or the like.
Her anger subsided once the situation was explained.When you've gained some experience, your fears will subside.When the din subsided, we went back to our conversation.
synonyms:
abate, decrease, diminish, ebb, lessen, moderate, remit, slacken
antonyms:
intensify
similar words:
blow over, cool, die down, dwindle, ease, let up, mitigate, peter out, quiet, settle, shrink, sink, slack, taper, wane
definition 2: to sink to a lower or to a normal level.
Once the waves had subsided, we went out again in the boat.
synonyms:
descend, drop, recede, settle, sink
antonyms:
rise
similar words:
lessen, lower, moderate
definition 3: to settle to the bottom; sink or precipitate.
The sludge has subsided in the tank.
synonyms:
settle, sink
similar words:
drop, precipitate