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English noun: sinking

1. sinking (event) a descent as through liquid (especially through water)

SamplesThey still talk about the sinking of the Titanic.

Broader (hypernym)descent

Narrower (hyponym)foundering, going under, immersion, settling, submergence, submerging, submersion, subsidence, subsiding

2. sinking (event) a slow fall or decline (as for lack of strength)

SamplesAfter several hours of sinking an unexpected rally rescued the market.
He could not control the sinking of his legs.

Broader (hypernym)decrease, drop-off, lessening

3. sinking (feeling) a feeling caused by uneasiness or apprehension

SamplesWith a sinking heart.
A sinking feeling in the pit of my stomach.

Synonymssinking feeling

Broader (hypernym)anxiety

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