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sink
  • n  plumbing fixture consisting of a water basin fixed to a wall or floor and having a drainpipe
  • 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
  • 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
  • n  a covered cistern; waste water and sewage flow into it
  • v  fall or descend to a lower place or level
  • v  cause to sink
  • v  pass into a specified state or condition
  • v  go under, "The raft sank and its occupants drowned"
  • v  descend into or as if into some soft substance or place
  • v  appear to move downward
  • v  fall heavily or suddenly; decline markedly
  • v  fall or sink heavily
  • v  embed deeply
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sinker
  • n  a small ring-shaped friedcake
  • n  a weight that sinks (as to hold nets or fishing lines under water)
  • n  a pitch that curves downward rapidly as it approaches the plate
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sinkhole
  • 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
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sinkiang
  • n  an autonomous province in far northwestern China on the border with Mongolia and Kazakhstan; the largest province in the People's Republic of China and the homeland of the Uighur people
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sinking
  • n  a descent as through liquid (especially through water)
    they still talk about the sinking of the Titanic
  • n  a slow fall or decline (as for lack of strength)
    after several hours of sinking an unexpected rally rescued the market
    he could not control the sinking of his legs
  • n  a feeling caused by uneasiness or apprehension
    with a sinking heart
    a sinking feeling in the pit of my stomach
  • v  fall or descend to a lower place or level
  • v  cause to sink
  • v  pass into a specified state or condition
  • v  go under, "The raft sank and its occupants drowned"
  • v  descend into or as if into some soft substance or place
  • v  appear to move downward
  • v  fall heavily or suddenly; decline markedly
  • v  fall or sink heavily
  • v  embed deeply
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sinking feeling
  • n  a feeling caused by uneasiness or apprehension
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sinking fund
  • n  a fund accumulated regularly in a separate account and used to redeem debt securities
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sinlessness
  • n  the state of being unsullied by sin or moral wrong; lacking a knowledge of evil
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sinn fein
  • n  an Irish republican political movement founded in 1905 to promote independence from England and unification of Ireland; became the political branch of the Irish Republican Army
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sinningia
  • n  genus of perennial tuberous herbs and shrubs of Central and South America
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sinningia speciosa
  • n  South American herb cultivated in many varieties as a houseplant for its large handsome leaves and large variously colored bell-shaped flowers
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sino-japanese war
  • n  a war between China and Japan (1894 and 1895) over the control of the Korean Peninsula; China was overwhelmingly defeated at Port Arthur
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sino-tibetan
  • n  the family of tonal languages spoken in eastern Asia
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sino-tibetan language
  • n  the family of tonal languages spoken in eastern Asia
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sinoatrial node
  • n  a specialized bit of heart tissue that controls the heartbeat
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sinologist
  • n  a student of Chinese history and language and culture
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sinology
  • n  the study of Chinese history and language and culture
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