subsidence

Definitions of subsidence
  1. noun
    a gradual sinking to a lower level
    synonyms: settling, subsiding
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    type of:
    sinking
    a descent as through liquid (especially through water)
  2. noun
    the sudden collapse of something into a hollow beneath it
    synonyms: cave in
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    type of:
    collapse
    a natural event caused by something suddenly falling down or caving in
  3. noun
    an abatement in intensity or degree (as in the manifestations of a disease)
    synonyms: remission, remittal
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    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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