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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Sub·side v. i. [imp. & p. p. Subsided; p. pr. & vb. n. Subsiding.]
 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.”
 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.”
 Syn: -- See Abate.