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subside (verb) – 1. (a) To become less intense, active, or severe; abate.
(b) To become smaller or less prominent, as swelling.
2. To move or sink to a lower or normal level.
3. To sink to the bottom, as a sediment.
4. To sit down slowly; settle down.

Source : The Free Dictionary

Etymology : 1680s, of objects, “to sink to the bottom,” from Latin subsidere “sit down, settle, sink, fall; remain; crouch down, squat,” from sub “under, beneath” + sidere “to settle,” related to sedere “to sit,” from