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s@b saId

intransitive verb
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.

2.  to sink to a lower or to a normal level.
Once the waves had subsided, we went out again in the boat.

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