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sink

noun (n)

  • plumbing fixture consisting of a water basin fixed to a wall or floor and having a drainpipe (noun.artifact)
    source: wordnet30
  • (technology) a process that acts to absorb or remove energy or a substance from a system (noun.process)
    Antonym: source
    Example:
    The ocean is a sink for carbon dioxide.
    source: wordnet30
  • a depression in the ground communicating with a subterranean passage (especially in limestone) and formed by solution or by collapse of a cavern roof (noun.object)
    source: wordnet30
  • a covered cistern; waste water and sewage flow into it (noun.artifact)
    Synonym: cesspit, cesspool, sump
    source: wordnet30
  • A drain to carry off filthy water; a jakes. (noun)
    source: webster1913
  • The lowest part of a natural hollow or closed basin whence the water of one or more streams escapes by evaporation; as, the sink of the Humboldt River. (noun)
    source: webster1913

verb (v)

  • fall or descend to a lower place or level (verb.motion)
    Synonym: drop, drop down
    source: wordnet30
  • cause to sink (verb.motion)
    source: wordnet30
  • pass into a specified state or condition (verb.motion)
    Synonym: lapse, pass
    source: wordnet30
  • go under, (verb.motion)
    Synonym: go down, go under, settle
    Antonym: float, swim
    source: wordnet30
  • descend into or as if into some soft substance or place (verb.motion)
    Synonym: subside
    source: wordnet30
  • appear to move downward (verb.motion)
    Synonym: dip
    source: wordnet30
  • fall heavily or suddenly; decline markedly (verb.change)
    Synonym: fall off, slump
    source: wordnet30
  • fall or sink heavily (verb.motion)
    Synonym: slide down, slump
    source: wordnet30
  • embed deeply (verb.contact)
    Synonym: bury
    source: wordnet30
  • To fall by, or as by, the force of gravity; to descend lower and lower; to decline gradually; to subside; as, a stone sinks in water; waves rise and sink; the sun sinks in the west. (verb)
    source: webster1913
  • To cause to sink; to put under water; to immerse or submerge in a fluid; as, to sink a ship. (verb)
    source: webster1913

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