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English noun: subsidence

1. subsidence (event) an abatement in intensity or degree (as in the manifestations of a disease)

SamplesHis cancer is in remission.

Synonymsremission, remittal

Broader (hypernym)abatement, hiatus, reprieve, respite, suspension

Narrower (hyponym)resolution

2. subsidence (event) a gradual sinking to a lower level

Synonymssettling, subsiding

Broader (hypernym)sinking

3. subsidence (event) the sudden collapse of something into a hollow beneath it

Synonymscave in

Broader (hypernym)collapse

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