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Noun: subsidence  sub'sI-d(u)n(t)s or súb-si-d(u)n(t)s
  1. An abatement in intensity or degree (as in the manifestations of a disease)
    "his cancer is in subsidence";
    - remission, remittal
  2. A gradual sinking to a lower level
    - settling, subsiding
  3. The sudden collapse of something into a hollow beneath it
    - cave in

Derived forms: subsidences

Type of: abatement, collapse, hiatus, reprieve, respite, sinking, suspension

Encyclopedia: Subsidence