subsidence

Definitions of subsidence
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n a gradual sinking to a lower level

Synonyms:
settling, subsiding
Type of:
sinking
a descent as through liquid (especially through water)

n the sudden collapse of something into a hollow beneath it

Synonyms:
cave in
Type of:
collapse
a natural event caused by something suddenly falling down or caving in

n an abatement in intensity or degree (as in the manifestations of a disease)

Synonyms:
remission, remittal
Types:
resolution
the subsidence of swelling or other signs of inflammation (especially in a lung)
Type of:
abatement, hiatus, reprieve, respite, suspension
an interruption in the intensity or amount of something

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