Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. An act of subduing; a successful defeat.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Act of subduing.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The act of subduing.

Etymologies

subdue +‎ -al (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Brawling/Carousing generates largely subdual damage, even though it also involves whacking people with barstools, tankards, beef bones, etc..

    Genre Thought: Friendly Combat « Geek Related

  • He argued that it could *not* have been he who committed this most recent crime because, as the police well knew, had the women died during subdual that would not have diminished his ardor in the least.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » “Hollywood Has the Best Moral Compass,

  • It was hypothesized that the woman had resisted the rape and the attacker had killed her during her subdual.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » “Hollywood Has the Best Moral Compass,

  • When I tried to conquer my misplaced love, and to be generous to the man who was more fortunate than I, though he should never know it or repay me with a gracious word, in whom had I watched patience, self – denial, self – subdual, charitable construction, the noblest generosity of the affections?

    Little Dorrit

  • Mr Quarmby laughed in a peculiar way, which was the result of long years of mirth-subdual in the Reading-room.

    New Grub Street

  • She was so much more self-possessed than of wont, and did not seem to treat him with the same deference, the same subdual of her own personality.

    New Grub Street

  • Here no grave subdual of color was called for, nor was there any need of its fullest power, -- but, instead thereof, we have color in the purity of its pearl expression.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 07, No. 40, February, 1861

  • Hypnotic suggestion and suggestion given when awake was used at an earlier period by both of them with good results, and they still are not averse to using this method where quick comprehension and the immediate subdual of a troublesome symptom is desired.

    The Journal of Abnormal Psychology

  • The Electrical Age has not yet arrived; but it is at hand; and no one can tell how brilliant the result may be, when the creative minds of a nation are focussed upon the subdual of this mysterious force, which has more power and more delicacy than any other force that man has been able to harness.

    The History of the Telephone

  • Electrical Age has not yet arrived; but it is at hand; and no one can tell how brilliant the result may be, when the creative minds of a nation are focussed upon the subdual of this mysterious force, which has more power and more delicacy than any other force that man has been able to harness.

    The History of the Telephone

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