An example of subside is when your pain goes away as you recover.
intransitive verb-·sid′ed, -·sid′ing
- to sink or fall to the bottom; settle, as sediment
- to sink to a lower level
- to become less active, intense, etc.; abate
Origin of subsideClassical Latin subsidere from sub-, under + sidere, to settle from sedere, to sit
intransitive verbsub·sid·ed, sub·sid·ing, sub·sides
- a. To become less intense, active, or severe; abate.b. To become smaller or less prominent, as swelling. See Synonyms at decrease.
- To move or sink to a lower or normal level: The earth subsided as the aquifer drained away.
- To sink to the bottom, as a sediment.
- To sit down slowly; settle down: “She looked swiftly around, and once she saw her husband, subsided primly onto the edge of a chair” ( Jane Stevenson )
Origin of subsideLatin subsīdere sub- sub- sīdere to settle ; see sed- in Indo-European roots.
(third-person singular simple present subsides, present participle subsiding, simple past and past participle subsided)