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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The process, amount, or degree of sinking.
  • noun A sunken area; a depression.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun An amount of material involved in a sinking
  • noun An area of sunken ground; a depression
  • noun Change in draft a vessel obtains when moving through the water

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