Definitions for sink

Definitions for (noun) sink

Main entry: cesspit, cesspool, sink, sump

Definition: a covered cistern; waste water and sewage flow into it

Main entry: sink

Definition: plumbing fixture consisting of a water basin fixed to a wall or floor and having a drainpipe

Main entry: sink, sinkhole, swallow hole

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

Main entry: sink

Definition: (technology) a process that acts to absorb or remove energy or a substance from a system

Usage: the ocean is a sink for carbon dioxide

Definitions for (verb) sink

Main entry: fall off, sink, slump

Definition: fall heavily or suddenly; decline markedly

Usage: The real estate market fell off

Main entry: sink, bury

Definition: embed deeply

Usage: She sank her fingers into the soft sand; He buried his head in her lap

Main entry: subside, sink

Definition: descend into or as if into some soft substance or place

Usage: He sank into bed; She subsided into the chair

Main entry: sink, lapse, pass

Definition: pass into a specified state or condition

Usage: He sank into nirvana

Main entry: sink, drop, drop down

Definition: fall or descend to a lower place or level

Usage: He sank to his knees

Main entry: sink

Definition: cause to sink

Usage: The Japanese sank American ships in Pearl Harbor

Main entry: sink, slide down, slump

Definition: fall or sink heavily

Usage: He slumped onto the couch; My spirits sank

Main entry: sink, settle, go down, go under

Definition: go under, "The raft sank and its occupants drowned"

Main entry: dip, sink

Definition: appear to move downward

Usage: The sun dipped below the horizon; The setting sun sank below the tree line

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