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subside

verb [I] (LOWER LEVEL)    /səbˈsaɪd/
If a building, land, or water subsides, it goes down to a lower level: There is a danger that many homes will subside because of the drought. Eventually the flood waters began to subside.Becoming and making smaller or lessBecoming and making less strongMoving downwardsFalling and dropping
(Definition of subside verb (LOWER LEVEL) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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