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  Definition of sink
  1. a covered cistern; waste water and sewage flow into it
  2. plumbing fixture consisting of a water basin fixed to a wall or floor and having a drainpipe
  3. a depression in the ground communicating with a subterranean passage (especially in limestone) and formed by solution or by collapse of a cavern roof
  4. (technology) a process that acts to absorb or remove energy or a substance from a system; "the ocean is a sink for carbon dioxide"
  5. fall heavily or suddenly; decline markedly; "The real estate market fell off"
  6. embed deeply; "She sank her fingers into the soft sand"; "He buried his head in her lap"
  7. descend into or as if into some soft substance or place; "He sank into bed"; "She subsided into the chair"
  8. pass into a specified state or condition; "He sank into Nirvana"
  9. fall or drop to a lower place or level; "He sank to his knees"
  10. cause to sink; "The Japanese sank American ships in Pearl Harbor"
  11. fall or sink heavily; "He slumped onto the couch"; "My spirits sank"
  12. go under, "The raft sank and its occupants drowned"
  13. appear to move downward; "The sun dipped below the horizon"; "The setting sun sank below the tree line"
Similar Words: cesspool, cesspit, sump, sinkhole, swallow hole, slump, fall off, bury, subside, pass, lapse, drop, drop down, slide down, settle, go down, go under, dip

 

See Also: percolate, sink in, permeate, filter

 

Hyponyms: kitchen sink, washbasin, basin, washbowl, washstand, lavatory, heat sink, set, countersink, drop open, fall open, sag, droop, swag, flag, sag down, settle, subside, founder, submerge, submerse

 

Grouped Verbs: drop, drop down, slump, fall off, settle, go down, go under

 

Derivational Morphology: slump, slack, drop-off, falloff, falling off, depression, economic crisis, passage, transition, drop curtain, drop cloth, drop, sinker, sinking

 

Anagrams: skin

 

Language Translations:
Albanian: zhyt   Chinese:  
Dutch: zinken   Finnish: upota  
French: s'enfoncer   German: sinken  
Greek: βυθίζομαι   Hungarian: elsüllyed  
Italian: affondare   Japanese: 沈む  
Korean: 가라앉다   Polish: topić  
Portuguese: afundar   Russian: тонуть  
Spanish: hundir   Swedish: sjunka  
 
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