Definition of Sink

1. Noun. Plumbing fixture consisting of a water basin fixed to a wall or floor and having a drainpipe.

Terms within: Drain Basket
Specialized synonyms: Kitchen Sink, Basin, Lavatory, Washbasin, Washbowl, Washstand
Generic synonyms: Plumbing Fixture

2. Verb. Fall or descend to a lower place or level. "He sank to his knees"
Exact synonyms: Drop, Drop Down
Related verbs: Fall Off, Slump, Drop
Specialized synonyms: Drop Open, Fall Open, Droop, Flag, Sag, Swag, Sag, Sag Down
Generic synonyms: Change Posture
Derivative terms: Drop

3. Noun. (technology) a process that acts to absorb or remove energy or a substance from a system. "The ocean is a sink for carbon dioxide"
Specialized synonyms: Heat Sink
Category relationships: Applied Science, Engineering, Engineering Science, Technology
Generic synonyms: Action, Activity, Natural Action, Natural Process
Antonyms: Source

4. Verb. Cause to sink. "The men sink the boat "; "The Japanese sank American ships in Pearl Harbor"
Generic synonyms: Displace, Move
Specialized synonyms: Settle
Causes: Go Down, Go Under, Settle
Related verbs: Go Down, Go Under, Settle

5. Noun. A depression in the ground communicating with a subterranean passage (especially in limestone) and formed by solution or by collapse of a cavern roof.
Exact synonyms: Sinkhole, Swallow Hole
Generic synonyms: Depression, Natural Depression

6. Verb. Pass into a specified state or condition. "He sank into nirvana"
Exact synonyms: Lapse, Pass
Generic synonyms: Move
Derivative terms: Passage

7. Noun. A covered cistern; waste water and sewage flow into it.
Exact synonyms: Cesspit, Cesspool, Sump
Generic synonyms: Cistern

8. Verb. Go under,. "They sink "; "The raft sank and its occupants drowned"
Exact synonyms: Go Down, Go Under, Settle
Generic synonyms: Come Down, Descend, Fall, Go Down
Specialized synonyms: Settle, Subside, Founder, Submerge, Submerse
Antonyms: Float
Also: Sink In
Derivative terms: Sinker, Sinking

9. Verb. Descend into or as if into some soft substance or place. "She subsided into the chair"
Exact synonyms: Subside
Generic synonyms: Come Down, Descend, Fall, Go Down

10. Verb. Appear to move downward. "The moon will soon sink "; "The setting sun sank below the tree line"
Exact synonyms: Dip
Specialized synonyms: Subside
Generic synonyms: Decline

11. Verb. Fall heavily or suddenly; decline markedly. "The stock market is going to sink "; "The real estate market fell off"
Exact synonyms: Fall Off, Slump
Generic synonyms: Drop
Related verbs: Drop, Drop Down
Derivative terms: Falloff, Slump, Slump

12. Verb. Fall or sink heavily. "My spirits sank"
Exact synonyms: Slide Down, Slump
Generic synonyms: Break, Cave In, Collapse, Fall In, Founder, Give, Give Way

13. Verb. Embed deeply. "He buried his head in her lap"
Exact synonyms: Bury
Generic synonyms: Embed, Engraft, Imbed, Implant, Plant
Specialized synonyms: Countersink, Set

Definition of Sink

1. v. i. 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.

2. v. t. To cause to sink; to put under water; to immerse or submerge in a fluid; as, to sink a ship.

3. n. A drain to carry off filthy water; a jakes.

4. n. The lowest part of a natural hollow or closed basin whence the water of one or more streams escapes by evaporation; as, the sink of the Humboldt River.

Definition of Sink

1. Verb. (ergative) To descend or submerge (or to cause to do so) into a liquid or similar substance. ¹

2. Verb. (transitive) To cause a vessel to sink, generally by making it no longer watertight. ¹

3. Verb. (transitive) To push (something) into something. ¹

4. Verb. (intransitive figuratively of the human heart) To experience apprehension, disappointment, dread, or momentary depression. ¹

5. Verb. (transitive snooker pool billiards golf) To pot; hit a ball into a pocket or hole ¹

6. Noun. A basin used for holding water for washing ¹

7. Noun. A sinkhole ¹

8. Noun. A depression in land where water collects, with no visible outlet ¹

9. Noun. A heat sink ¹

10. Noun. A place that absorbs resources or energy ¹

11. Noun. (baseball) The motion of a sinker pitch ¹

12. Noun. (computing programming) An object or callback that captures events; event sink ¹

13. Noun. (graph theory) a destination vertex in a transportation network ¹

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Definition of Sink

1. to move to a lower level [v SANK, SUNK or SUNKEN, SINKING, SINKS] : SINKABLE [adj]

Medical Definition of Sink

1. 1. A drain to carry off filthy water; a jakes. 2. A shallow box or vessel of wood, stone, iron, or other material, connected with a drain, and used for receiving filthy water, etc, as in a kitchen. 3. A hole or low place in land or rock, where waters sink and are lost; called also sink hole. Sink hole. The opening to a sink drain. A cesspool. Same as Sink. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Sink

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sink estate
sink estates
sink hole
sink holes
sink in
sink like a stone
sink one's teeth into
sink or swim

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