Etymology
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subsidence (n.)

1650s, "a settling to the bottom," from Latin subsidentia "a settling down," from subsidens, from subsidere (see subside (v.)).

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Definitions of subsidence

subsidence (n.)
an abatement in intensity or degree (as in the manifestations of a disease);
Synonyms: remission / remittal
subsidence (n.)
a gradual sinking to a lower level;
Synonyms: settling / subsiding
subsidence (n.)
the sudden collapse of something into a hollow beneath it;
Synonyms: cave in
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