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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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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. Mehmet Murat ildan:

    The more thinking minds, the less sinking world!

  2. Deutsche Bahn spokeswoman Susanne Schulz:

    Demand has dropped by 30 percent over the past decade because of the sinking cost of airline tickets.

  3. Vital Muhini:

    It's unfortunate to find that people travel aboard a small boat and there is not even a manifest, with a heavy cargo of goods. The people had no life jackets,... which calls for the sanctions of all the perpetrators who contributed to this sinking.

  4. Boris Nemtsov:

    Due to the policy of Vladimir Putin, a country with unparalleled potential is sinking, an economy which accumulated untold currency reserves is collapsing.

  5. Matt Bennett:

    The guy who comes in second doesn't get concessions, the problem with Bernie is that his ideas are so huge, they are sinking his campaign. Biden can't take those on.

Images & Illustrations of sinking

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