1. [syn: settling, subsiding, subsidence]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Subside \Sub*side"\, 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
1. To sink or fall to the bottom; to settle, as lees.
2. To tend downward; to become lower; to descend; to sink.
"Heaven's subsiding hill." --Dryden.
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.
Syn: See Abate.
[1913 Webster] Subsidence
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: a gradual sinking to a lower level [syn: settling,
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
109 Moby Thesaurus words for "subsiding":
at rest, calm, cloistered, collapsing, coming apart, contractive,
cool, cracking, crumbling, decadent, deciduous, declining,
declivitous, decreasing, decrescendo, decrescent, decurrent,
degenerate, deliquescent, descendant, descending, deteriorating,
diminishing, diminuendo, disintegrating, down, down-reaching,
downcoming, downfalling, downgoing, downhill, downsinking,
downward, draining, drooping, dropping, dwindling, ebbing, effete,
even-tenored, fading, failing, falling, flagging, fragmenting,
going to pieces, halcyon, hushed, impassive, isolated, languishing,
lessening, marcescent, moldering, on the descendant,
on the downgrade, on the wane, pacific, peaceable, peaceful,
pining, placid, plummeting, plunging, quiescent, quiet, reductive,
regressive, reposeful, reposing, restful, resting, retrograde,
retrogressive, sagging, secluded, sequestered, sequestrated,
setting, sheltered, shriveling, sinking, sliding, slipping,
slumping, smooth, still, still as death, stillish, stilly, stoic,
stolid, submerging, tabetic, tottering, tranquil, tumbledown,
unagitated, undisturbed, unmoved, unperturbed, unruffled,
unstirring, untroubled, waning, wasting, wilting, withering,