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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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