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Meaning of sink

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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

      n 1: plumbing fixture consisting of a water basin fixed to a
           wall or floor and having a drainpipe
      2: (technology) a process that acts to absorb or remove energy
         or a substance from a system; "the ocean is a sink for carbon
         dioxide" [ant: {source}]
      3: a depression in the ground communicating with a subterranean
         passage (especially in limestone) and formed by solution or
         by collapse of a cavern roof [syn: {sinkhole}, {sink},
         {swallow hole}]
      4: a covered cistern; waste water and sewage flow into it [syn:
         {cesspool}, {cesspit}, {sink}, {sump}]
      v 1: fall or descend to a lower place or level; "He sank to his
           knees" [syn: {sink}, {drop}, {drop down}]
      2: cause to sink; "The Japanese sank American ships in Pearl
      3: pass into a specified state or condition; "He sank into
         nirvana" [syn: {sink}, {pass}, {lapse}]
      4: go under, "The raft sank and its occupants drowned" [syn:
         {sink}, {settle}, {go down}, {go under}] [ant: {float},
      5: descend into or as if into some soft substance or place; "He
         sank into bed"; "She subsided into the chair" [syn: {sink},
      6: appear to move downward; "The sun dipped below the horizon";
         "The setting sun sank below the tree line" [syn: {dip},
      7: fall heavily or suddenly; decline markedly; "The real estate
         market fell off" [syn: {slump}, {fall off}, {sink}]
      8: fall or sink heavily; "He slumped onto the couch"; "My
         spirits sank" [syn: {slump}, {slide down}, {sink}]
      9: embed deeply; "She sank her fingers into the soft sand"; "He
         buried his head in her lap" [syn: {bury}, {sink}]

Source : WordNet ® Princeton University. 2010.

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