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subsidence

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Latin subsidens, subsidentis, present participle of subsidere.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈsʌbsɨdəns/, IPA, /sʌbˈsaɪdəns/

NounEdit

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subsidence (countable and uncountable, plural subsidences)

  1. The process of becoming less active or severe
    • Bishop Warburton
      The subdual or subsidence of the more violent passions.
  2. A sinking of something to a lower level, especially of part of the surface of the Earth due to underground excavation or seismic activity or groundwater depletion

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