English noun: sinking
|1.||sinking (event) a descent as through liquid (especially through water)|
|Samples||They still talk about the sinking of the Titanic.|
|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)|
|Samples||After 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|
|Samples||With a sinking heart.|
A sinking feeling in the pit of my stomach.