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Definition of SINKING

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Sink \Sink\ (s[i^][ng]k), v. i. [imp. {Sunk} (s[u^][ng]k), or ({Sank} (s[a^][ng]k)); p. p. {Sunk} (obs. {Sunken}, -- now used as adj.); p. pr. & vb. n. {Sinking}.] [OE. sinken, AS. sincan; akin to D. zinken, OS. sincan, G. sinken, Icel. s["o]kkva, Dan. synke, Sw. sjunka, Goth. siggan, and probably to E. silt. Cf. {Silt}.]
     1. 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. [1913 Webster]

              I sink in deep mire.                  --Ps. lxix. 2. [1913 Webster]

     2. To enter deeply; to fall or retire beneath or below the surface; to penetrate. [1913 Webster]

              The stone sunk into his forehead.     --1 San. xvii.
                                                    49. [1913 Webster]

     3. Hence, to enter so as to make an abiding impression; to enter completely. [1913 Webster]

              Let these sayings sink down into your ears. --Luke ix. 44. [1913 Webster]

     4. To be overwhelmed or depressed; to fall slowly, as so the ground, from weakness or from an overburden; to fail in strength; to decline; to decay; to decrease. [1913 Webster]

              I think our country sinks beneath the yoke. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

              He sunk down in his chariot.          --2 Kings ix.
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              Let not the fire sink or slacken.     --Mortimer. [1913 Webster]

     5. To decrease in volume, as a river; to subside; to become diminished in volume or in apparent height. [1913 Webster]

              The Alps and Pyreneans sink before him. --Addison. [1913 Webster]

     Syn: To fall; subside; drop; droop; lower; decline; decay; decrease; lessen. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Sinking \Sink"ing\,
     a. & n. from {Sink}.
     [1913 Webster]

     {Sinking fund}. See under {Fund}.

     {Sinking head} (Founding), a riser from which the mold is fed as the casting shrinks. See {Riser}, n., 4.

     {Sinking pump}, a pump which can be lowered in a well or a mine shaft as the level of the water sinks. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

217 Moby Thesaurus words for "sinking": Brownian movement, advance, aging, angular motion, anxious, apprehensive, ascending, ascent, axial, axial motion, back, back-flowing, backflowing, backing, backward, backward motion, bad, baptism, burial, career, climbing, collapsing, coming apart, concavity, course, cracking, crumbling, current, de-escalation, debasement, decadent, deciduous, declining, declivitous, decurrent, deepening, degenerate, degradation, dejected, demotion, depressed, depression, descendant, descending, descent, desolate, despaired of, despairing, deteriorating, detrusion, digging, diminishing, diminution, dip, dipping, disintegrating, doleful, dolorous, done for, doting, dousing, down, down-reaching, down-trending, downcoming, downfalling, downgoing, downhill, downsinking, downward, downward motion, draining, drift, driftage, drifting, drilling, drooping, dropping, duck, ducking, dunking, dwindling, dying, ebbing, effete, engulfment, excavation, expiring, facing death, fading, failing, falling, flagging, flight, flow, flowing, fluent, flux, flying, forlorn, forward motion, fragmenting, fretful, getting on, given up, going, going to pieces, growing old, gyrational, gyratory, hauling down, heavy-laden, hollowness, hopeless, immergence, immersion, in articulo mortis, in extremis, incapable of life, inundation, jittery, jumpy, languishing, low, lowering, marcescent, mining, miserable, moribund, mounting, mournful, near death, nervous, nonviable, oblique motion, on the descendant, on the downgrade, ongoing, onrush, passage, passing, pining, plummeting, plunging, probing, progress, progressive, queasy, radial motion, random motion, receding, reduction, reflowing, refluence, refluent, reflux, regression, regressive, retiring, retreating, retrograde, retrogression, retrogressive, rising, rotary, rotational, rotatory, run, running, rush, rushing, sagging, senescent, set, setting, shaky, shrinking, shriveling, sideward, sideward motion, sinkage, sliding, slipping, slipping away, slumping, soaring, souse, sousing, sternway, stream, streaming, stricken, submergence, submerging, submersion, subsiding, tabetic, tense, terminal, thrusting under, tottering, traject, trajet, trend, tumbledown, tunneling, uneasy, unquiet, up-trending, upward, upward motion, waning, wasting, wilting, withering, woeful, worsening

Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 [moby-thesaurus]

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