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Definition of SUNKEN

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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.
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     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]

Sunken \Sunk"en\, a.
     Lying on the bottom of a river or other water; sunk. [1913 Webster]

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

60 Moby Thesaurus words for "sunken":
     boat-shaped, boatlike, bowl-shaped, bowllike, buried, cavelike, cavernous, concave, concaved, craterlike, cup-shaped, cupped, cymbiform, debased, depressed, dish-shaped, dished, dishing, dishlike, downcast, downthrown, drawn, drowned, engulfed, fallen, flooded, funnel-breasted, funnel-chested, funnel-shaped, haggard, hollow, hollowed, immersed, incurved, incurving, incurvous, infundibular, infundibuliform, inundated, low, lowered, navicular, naviform, prostrate, reduced, retiring, retreating, saucer-shaped, scaphoid, scyphate, settled, spoonlike, subaqueous, submarine, submerged, submersed, sunk, underground, undersea, underwater

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

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