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Dictionary definition for: Sink

1. (n) plumbing fixture consisting of a water basin fixed to a wall or floor and having a drainpipe

2. (v) fall or drop to a lower place or level; "He sank to his knees"

3. (n) (technology) a process that acts to absorb or remove energy or a substance from a system; "the ocean is a sink for carbon dioxide"

4. (v) cause to sink; "The Japanese sank American ships in Pearl Harbor"

5. (n) a depression in the ground communicating with a subterranean passage (especially in limestone) and formed by solution or by collapse of a cavern roof

6. (v) pass into a specified state or condition; "He sank into Nirvana"

7. (n) a covered cistern; waste water and sewage flow into it

8. (v) go under, "The raft sank and its occupants drowned"

9. (v) descend into or as if into some soft substance or place; "He sank into bed" "She subsided into the chair"

10. (v) appear to move downward; "The sun dipped below the horizon" "The setting sun sank below the tree line"

11. (v) fall heavily or suddenly; decline markedly; "The real estate market fell off"

12. (v) fall or sink heavily; "He slumped onto the couch" "My spirits sank"

13. (v) embed deeply; "She sank her fingers into the soft sand" "He buried his head in her lap"

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