SUBSI'DE, verb intransitive [Latin subsido; sub and sido, to settle. See Set.]
1. To sink or fall to the bottom; to settle; as lees.
2. To fall into a state of quiet; to cease to rage; to be calmed; to become tranquil. Let the passions subside The tumults of war will subside Christ commanded, and the storm subsided.
3. To tend downwards; to sink; as a subsiding hill. The land subsides into a plain.
4. To abate; to be reduced.
In cases of danger, pride and envy naturally subside