Meaning of SINK in English


Function: noun

Date: 15th century

1 a : a pool or pit for the deposit of waste or sewage : CESSPOOL b : a ditch or tunnel for carrying off sewage : SEWER c : a stationary basin connected with a drain and usually a water supply for washing and drainage

2 : a place where vice, corruption, or evil collects

3 : SUMP 3

4 a : a depression in the land surface especially : one having a saline lake with no outlet b : SINKHOLE

5 : a body or process that acts as a storage device or disposal mechanism: as a : HEAT SINK broadly : a device that collects or dissipates energy (as radiation) b : a reactant with or absorber of a substance <forests are a sink for carbon dioxide>

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