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Meaning of word sink from English dictionary with examples, synonyms and antonyms.

sink (noun)

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

Meaning : (technology) a process that acts to absorb or remove energy or a substance from a system.

Example : The ocean is a sink for carbon dioxide.

Meaning : A depression in the ground communicating with a subterranean passage (especially in limestone) and formed by solution or by collapse of a cavern roof.

Synonyms : sinkhole, swallow hole

Meaning : A covered cistern. Waste water and sewage flow into it.

Synonyms : cesspit, cesspool, sump

Probable antonyms of sink :- float, source, swim

Hindi words for sink :- नाली, हौज

sink (verb)

Meaning : Fall or descend to a lower place or level.

Example : He sank to his knees.

Synonyms : drop, drop down

Meaning : Cause to sink.

Example : The Japanese sank American ships in Pearl Harbor.

Meaning : Pass into a specified state or condition.

Example : He sank into nirvana.

Synonyms : lapse, pass

Meaning : Go under.

Example : The raft sank and its occupants drowned.

Synonyms : go down, go under, settle

Meaning : Descend into or as if into some soft substance or place.

Example : He sank into bed.
She subsided into the chair.

Synonyms : subside

Meaning : Appear to move downward.

Example : The sun dipped below the horizon.
The setting sun sank below the tree line.

Synonyms : dip

Meaning : Fall heavily or suddenly. Decline markedly.

Example : The real estate market fell off.

Synonyms : fall off, slump

Meaning : Fall or sink heavily.

Example : He slumped onto the couch.
My spirits sank.

Synonyms : slide down, slump

Meaning : Embed deeply.

Example : She sank her fingers into the soft sand.
He buried his head in her lap.

Synonyms : bury