subsides, subsiding, subsided
1) VERB If a feeling or noise subsides, it becomes less strong or loud.

The pain had subsided during the night...

Catherine's sobs finally subsided.

2) VERB If fighting subsides, it becomes less intense or general.

Violence has subsided following two days of riots.

3) VERB If the ground or a building is subsiding, it is very slowly sinking to a lower level.

Does that mean the whole house is subsiding?

4) VERB If a level of water, especially flood water, subsides, it goes down.

Local officials say the flood waters have subsided.

English dictionary. 2008.

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