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subsidence

noun

1 subsidence

An abatement in intensity or degree (as in the manifestations of a disease).

synonyms: remission, remittal.

Roget 36: decrease, diminution; lessening etc. v.; subtraction etc. 38; reduction, abatement, declension; shrinking etc. (contraction.) ... show more

Roget 306: descent, descension, declension, declination; fall; falling etc. v.; slump; drop, plunge, plummet, cadence; subsidence, ... show more

Polish: remisja



2 subsidence

A gradual sinking to a lower level.

synonyms: settling, subsiding.

Dutch: grondverzakking, verzakking

3 subsidence

The sudden collapse of something into a hollow beneath it.

synonym: cave in.

Dutch: verzakking


Moby thesaurus: avalanche, cadence, catabasis, catenary, cessation, coast, collapse, crash, dead set, dead stand, dead stop, deadlock, deceleration, declension, decline, decline and fall, decrescendo, decurrence, diminuendo, dive ... show more.

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