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Synonyms for sink

Synonyms for sink

to fall or drift down to the bottom

to go beneath the surface or to the bottom of a liquid

to go from a more erect posture to a less erect posture

to slope downward

to become lower in quality, character, or condition

to bring oneself down to a lower level of behavior

to undergo moral deterioration


to undergo a sharp, rapid descent in value or price

to cause to penetrate with force

sink in: to come as a realization


an area sunk below its surroundings

a place known for its great filth or corruption

Synonyms for sink

plumbing fixture consisting of a water basin fixed to a wall or floor and having a drainpipe

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

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

a covered cistern

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fall or descend to a lower place or level

cause to sink

pass into a specified state or condition


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descend into or as if into some soft substance or place

appear to move downward


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fall heavily or suddenly

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fall or sink heavily

embed deeply

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Two types of sinkage may be identified for each model: static sinkage ([z.
Stress and strain were calculated by dividing the measured force by the loading area and by dividing the sinkage by the initial height of the sample, respectively.
The main cause of soil compaction is soil sinkage imposed by wheels or tracks.
Officials have said that the sinkage of the airport is likely to slow and will not compromise the future of the airport.
Project Description : Formation and seal width deficiency with roughness, rutting and sinkage.
These include: No weeds No sinkage of the area No stains Virtually maintenance free It can't be carted away like traditional York stone paving - something imprinted concrete can replicate very well.
Some of this land was formerly a part of the lake and is susceptible to sinkage.
One of the artificial wreaths with faded flowers and a statue of the Sacred Heart in the middle stands at the top of the grave, which is showing signs of sinkage.
I have written many letters and talked to politicians, including those in the White House, making them aware of: the sloppy work, thin walls, wooden wedges, huge cost overruns, Hollywood Boulevard dropping, giveaways to the Community Redevelopment Agency, a sinking bridge, mitigation funds for other than mitigation, men in the tunnel when it was filling with water due to the sink hole, the Lankershim Boulevard sinkage, the El Sombrero nightclub sinkage, the poor treatment of the property and business owners, the loss of businesses because of MTA construction - and now dewatering and the sinkage in the Hollywood Hills.
Waste water can be reinjected into the well to help replenish the reservoir, eliminate pollution, and prevent land sinkage.
Geologically, researchers said Tizayuca was a better option because the Texcoco site is near a lake bed and runs the risk of ground sinkage.
The building he has used was damaged during the sinkage of Hollywood Boulevard, he said.
At a time when Lankershim Boulevard has been plagued by troubles, including possible ground sinkage and loss of business related to the Metropolitan Transportation Authority's subway tunneling, business owners said the festival is a welcome diversion.
The sinkage of kerb and channel in some sections also causes the drainage problems.