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English definition of “subsidence”

subsidence

noun [U]     /səbˈsaɪ.dəns/ /ˈsʌb.sɪ-/
the process by which land or buildings sink to a lower level: The building had to be demolished because of subsidence.Moving downwardsFalling and dropping
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