subsidence
Pronunciation
  • IPA: /ˈsʌbsɨdəns/, /sʌbˈsaɪdəns/

Noun

subsidence

  1. The process of becoming less active or severe.
    • The subdual or subsidence of the more violent passions.
  2. (geology) A sinking of something to a lower level, especially of part of the surface of the Earth due to underground excavation or seismic activity or groundwater depletion
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