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Princeton's WordNet

  1. sinkingnoun

    a descent as through liquid (especially through water)

    "they still talk about the sinking of the Titanic"

  2. sinkingnoun

    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 feelingnoun

    a feeling caused by uneasiness or apprehension

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

Wiktionary

  1. sinkingnoun

    The act or process of sinking.

    I witnessed the sinking of my ship from the shore.

ChatGPT

  1. sinking

    Sinking refers to the phenomenon or process of a solid object, person, or animal, moving downward through a liquid or gas at a greater speed than it rises, typically due to gravity. It often occurs when the denser object cannot displace an equivalent volume of the supporting substance. This term is also metaphorically used in various contexts to describe a decline or deterioration in condition, status, or quality.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Sinking

    of Sink

  2. Sinking

    a. & n. from Sink

Wikidata

  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. James Allison:

    I'm still in sort of a state of shock, and this is all still sinking in, i was told by the Nobel Prize in Medicine committee when I was called this morning that this was the first prize they've ever given for cancer therapy.

  2. Dave Roberts:

    It's sinking in, i think as we go forward, really that appreciation of our history and how that came to be is so important.

  3. Thomas Jaeger:

    The CDU does not tend to ditch its leaders unless it realizes the Titanic is sinking.

  4. Defense Secretary Ashton Carter:

    We have not and will not agree to cooperate with Russia so long as they continue to pursue this misguided strategy, it remains our hope that Russia will see that tethering itself to a sinking ship is a losing strategy because Russia has the opportunity to change course and do the right thing. I don't know if they will.

  5. Chinese American:

    I think in general, people became more vigilant, you know, don't walk by yourself or go out late ... It's the reality sinking in that this is real, we all have to be cautious, we escort each other home or give each other a ride.

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