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sub·side

subside

 
 
pronunciation:
sb saId
part of speech: verb
inflections: subsides, subsiding, subsided
definition 1: to become less; decrease.
The baby's tears subsided after his mother picked him up.
synonyms:
abate, decrease, diminish, ebb, lessen, moderate
antonyms:
intensify
similar words:
blow over, cool, die down, dwindle, ease, let up, quiet, settle, shrink, sink, taper, wane
definition 2: to sink to a lower or normal level.
The waves subsided after the storm.
synonyms:
descend, drop, recede, settle, sink
antonyms:
rise
similar words:
lessen, lower, moderate