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Definition of sink:

  1. A drain to carry off filthy water; a jakes.
  2. A hole or low place in land or rock, where waters sink and are lost; - called also sink hole.
  3. 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.
  4. Figuratively: To cause to decline; to depress; to degrade; hence, to ruin irretrievably; to destroy, as by drowping; as, to sink one's reputation.
  5. Hence, to enter so as to make an abiding impression; to enter completely.
  6. 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.
  7. To be overwhelmed or depressed; to fall slowly, as so the ground, from weakness or from an overburden; to fail in strength; to decline; to decay; to decrease.
  8. To bring low; to reduce in quantity; to waste.
  9. To cause to sink; to put under water; to immerse or submerge in a fluid; as, to sink a ship.
  10. To conseal and appropriate.
  11. To decrease in volume, as a river; to subside; to become diminished in volume or in apparent height.
  12. To enter deeply; to fall or retire beneath or below the surface; to penetrate.
  13. 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.
  14. To keep out of sight; to suppress; to ignore.
  15. To make ( a depression) by digging, delving, or cutting, etc.; as, to sink a pit or a well; to sink a die.
  16. To reduce or extinguish by payment; as, to sink the national debt.

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