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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. 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.

  2. Gareth Watson:

    It's not as if we're sinking down to all-time lows here, this downturn hasn't been a dramatic one. It's not like we're screaming bear market.

  3. Eddy Wu:

    You know that sinking feeling when you realize you signed up for something but haven't used it in ages ? at Netflix, the last thing we want is people paying for something they're not using.

  4. Lindsey Graham:

    So heres what to watch for. If the Iranians follow through on their threat to starting reaching again at higher levels to basically take their enrichment program to a kind of a nuclear level in terms of a weapons grade production, Israels in a world of hurt, so the best thing the president can do is stop that. And how do you stop that to make Iran understand youre not going to let that happen? I think you should put their oil refineries on our target list, and that he should look at sinking the Iranian Navy if they attack shipping again.

  5. Sea Shepherd:

    We were literally a few hundred meters away; they said the ship was sinking and they were abandoning the Thunder, we invited the crew -- 40 of them -- on board, had a medical officer check them over, provided them with food and water.

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