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English Dictionary: subsidence by the DICT Development Group
2 results for subsidence
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
  1. an abatement in intensity or degree (as in the manifestations of a disease); "his cancer is in remission"
    Synonym(s): remission, remittal, subsidence
  2. a gradual sinking to a lower level
    Synonym(s): settling, subsiding, subsidence
  3. the sudden collapse of something into a hollow beneath it
    Synonym(s): cave in, subsidence
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Subsidence \Sub*sid"ence\, Subsidency \Sub*sid"en*cy\, n. [L.
      subsidens, -entis, p. pr. of subsidere. See {Subside}.]
      The act or process of subsiding.
               The subdual or subsidence of the more violent passions.
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