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Noun: subsiding  sub'sI-ding
  1. A gradual sinking to a lower level
    - settling, subsidence
Verb: subside  sub'sId
  1. Wear off or die down
    "The pain subsided";
    - lessen
  2. Sink to a lower level or form a depression
    "the valleys subside"
  3. Sink down or precipitate
    "the mud subsides when the waters become calm";
    - settle
  4. Descend into or as if into some soft substance or place
    "She subsided into the chair";
    - sink

Type of: come down, descend, dip, fall, go down, go under, settle, sink, sinking, weaken