|Origin:||succomber, from Latin succumbere, from sub- ( SUB-) + cumbere 'to lie down'|
Related topics: Illness and Disability
suc‧cumb [intransitive] formal
to stop opposing someone or something that is stronger than you, and allow them to take control [= give in]
if you succumb to an illness, you become very ill or die of it
About 400,000 Americans succumb each year to smoking-related illnesses.