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Word: subside

Definition: sink to a lower level; settle down; sink to the bottom (as a sediment); descend; grow quiet; become less; moderate; abate


Sentences Containing 'subside'

For new plants to become established, the waters must subside.
Generally, toxic symptoms will subside 24–48 hours after ingesting the plant.
I had learned long ago that he only carried just so many rounds of ammunition, and was sure to subside into a very placable and even remorseful old smooth bore as soon as they were all gone.
Oh, long, long afterwards, I saw that look subside, as it did now, into the lovely smile, with which she told me she had no fear for herself--I need have none for her--and parted from me by the name of Brother, and was gone!
Or sediment may be deposited to any thickness and extent over a shallow bottom, if it continue slowly to subside.
The feuding had begun to subside by 1924, when on 9 April Moore was elected Leader of the Opposition, and then in the next year the Country and United parties joined to form the Country Progressive Party, amid criticisms from members of the organisational wings of both former organisations.
They are mostly hill streams, originating in the hills in the west. The rivers come down in floods after heavy rains and subside as rapidly as they rise.
When removed from the allergens in the stable, the symptoms will usually subside, although they will recur if the horse is stabled again at a later date.
When the bridge begins, the storm of the song seems to subside and what is left is Leto's voice ringing out "The age of man is over [...]

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