subside (subsides, present participle subsiding; past and past participle subsided)
- (intransitive) To sink or fall to the bottom; to settle, as lees.
- (intransitive) To fall downward; to become lower; to descend; to sink.
- (intransitive) To fall into a state of calm; to be calm again; to settle down; to become tranquil; to abate.
- The sea subsides.
- The tumults of war will subside.
- The fever has subsided.
- 1907, Robert William Chambers, chapter III, in The Younger Set, New York, N.Y.: D. Appleton & Company, OCLC 24962326 ↗:
- Long after his cigar burnt bitter, he sat with eyes fixed on the blaze. When the flames at last began to flicker and subside, his lids fluttered, then drooped ; but he had lost all reckoning of time when he opened them again to find Miss Erroll in furs and ball-gown kneeling on the hearth and heaping kindling on the coals, […].
- (intransitive, colloquial) To cease talking.
- French: tomber
- German: einsinken
- Italian: sprofondare, abbassare, abbassarsi, scendere, discendere, ridursi, ridurre, calare
- Portuguese: esvaziar
- Russian: оседа́ть
- French: calmer
- German: abklingen, nachlassen, abschwellen
- Italian: calmarsi, quietarsi, sedare
- Russian: успока́иваться
- Spanish: calmarse