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- v. Present participle of sink.
- n. The act or process of sinking.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- a. & n. from sink.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A falling or settling downward; a subsidence.
- n. The process of excavating downward through the earth, as in mining, etc.
- n. In arch., sculp., etc., a depression; a place hollowed out, whether for decoration or to receive some other feature; a socket.
- n. In joinery:
- n. An angular groove or rabbet in the corner of a board.
- n. The operation of making or of finishing rabbets.
- Causing to sink, subside, or gradually disappear: as, a sinking weight; causing the sensation of sinking or fainting: as, a sinking apprehension or anxiety.
- n. In piquet, the manœuver of calling only a part of a combination, so as to conceal the strength of the hand for playing: usually resorted to only when the player knows his adversary has no better call.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a feeling caused by uneasiness or apprehension
- n. a descent as through liquid (especially through water)
- n. a slow fall or decline (as for lack of strength)
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