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Definition 1: a gradual sinking to a lower level - [noun denoting event]

Synonyms for subsidence in the sense of this definition

(subsidence is a kind of ...) a descent as through liquid (especially through water)

"they still talk about the sinking of the Titanic"

Definition 2: the sudden collapse of something into a hollow beneath it - [noun denoting event]

Synonyms for subsidence in the sense of this definition

(subsidence is a kind of ...) a natural event caused by something suddenly falling down or caving in

"the roof is in danger of collapse" "the collapse of the old star under its own gravity"

Definition 3: an abatement in intensity or degree (as in the manifestations of a disease) - [noun denoting event]

Samples where subsidence or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • his cancer is in remission

Synonyms for subsidence in the sense of this definition

(subsidence is a kind of ...) an interruption in the intensity or amount of something

(... is a kind of subsidence ) the subsidence of swelling or other signs of inflammation (especially in a lung)

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