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  • a covered cistern; waste water and sewage flow into it
  • a depression in the ground communicating with a subterranean passage (especially in limestone) and formed by solution or by collapse of a cavern roof
  • (technology) a process that acts to absorb or remove energy or a substance from a system
    • the ocean is a sink for carbon dioxide
  • plumbing fixture consisting of a water basin fixed to a wall or floor and having a drainpipe
  • embed deeply
    • She sank her fingers into the soft sand
    • He buried his head in her lap
  • fall or sink heavily
    • He slumped onto the couch
    • My spirits sank
  • fall heavily or suddenly; decline markedly
    • The real estate market fell off
  • appear to move downward
    • The sun dipped below the horizon
    • The setting sun sank below the tree line
  • descend into or as if into some soft substance or place
    • He sank into bed
    • She subsided into the chair
  • go under, "The raft sank and its occupants drowned"
  • pass into a specified state or condition
    • He sank into nirvana
  • cause to sink
    • The Japanese sank American ships in Pearl Harbor
  • fall or descend to a lower place or level
    • He sank to his knees
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