What does sinking mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. sinking(noun)

    a descent as through liquid (especially through water)

    "they still talk about the sinking of the Titanic"

  2. sinking(noun)

    a slow fall or decline (as for lack of strength)

    "after several hours of sinking an unexpected rally rescued the market"; "he could not control the sinking of his legs"

  3. sinking, sinking feeling(noun)

    a feeling caused by uneasiness or apprehension

    "with a sinking heart"; "a sinking feeling in the pit of my stomach"

Wiktionary

  1. sinking(Noun)

    The act or process of sinking.

    I witnessed the sinking of my ship from the shore.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Sinking

    of Sink

  2. Sinking

    a. & n. from Sink

Freebase

  1. Sinking

    Sinking, also known as doming, dishing or dapping, is a metalworking technique whereby flat sheet metal is formed into a non-flat object by hammering it into a concave indentation. While sinking is a relatively fast method, it results in stretching and therefore thinning the metal, risking failure of the metal if it is 'sunk' too far. Sinking is used in the manufacture of many items, from jewellery to plate armour.

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How to say sinking in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of sinking in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of sinking in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of sinking in a Sentence

  1. Flavio Di Giacomo:

    After 10 to 11 hours at sea ... (the boat) started sinking and people started drowning.

  2. Stephen Puleo out Tuesday:

    There were U-boats off the East Coast of America, sinking ships near Cape May and Cape Cod, people thought there would be bombers overhead. So the decision to remove the documents was not a frivolous or whimsical thought.

  3. Joe Kennedy:

    A government that struggles to keep itself open. Russia knee-deep in our democracy. An all-out war on environmental protection. A Justice Department rolling back civil rights by the day. Hatred and supremacy proudly marching in our streets. Bullets tearing through our classrooms, concerts, and congregations. Targeting our safest, sacred places, and that nagging, sinking feeling, no matter your political beliefs: This is not right. This is not who we are.

  4. Terry Kerby:

    Many items were amazingly intact for something that had ripped out of the hull of a sinking 400-foot-long submarine.

  5. Olivia Ward:

    They do give you all the tools that you need plus you have phone numbers galore, and it's your responsibility to reach out if you feel like you're sinking, everybody that's on 'The Biggest Loser' is an adult. You are given a calorie count. Mine was 1304. I was given that from a doctor, and I adhered to that because that was the medical advice and direction that I was given.

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