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 Sit.]
To sink or fall to the bottom; to settle, as lees.
To tend downward; to become lower; to descend; to sink.
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.
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