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Related / 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

 

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

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    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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