sunken


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sunk·en

 (sŭng′kən)
adj.
1. Depressed, fallen in, or hollowed: sunken cheeks.
2. Situated beneath the surface of the water or ground; submerged: a sunken reef.
3. Below a surrounding level: a sunken meadow.
v. Obsolete
A past participle of sink.

sunken

(ˈsʌŋkən)
vb
a past participle of sink
adj
1. (Medicine) unhealthily hollow: sunken cheeks.
2. situated at a lower level than the surrounding or usual one
3. situated under water; submerged
4. depressed; low: sunken spirits.

sunk•en

(ˈsʌŋ kən)

adj.
1. having sunk or been sunk beneath the surface; submerged.
2. having settled to a lower level, as walls.
3. situated or lying on a lower level: a sunken living room.
4. hollow; depressed: sunken cheeks.
v.
5. Obs. a pp. of sink.
[1350–1400]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.sunken - having a sunken area; "hunger gave their faces a sunken look"
hollow - not solid; having a space or gap or cavity; "a hollow wall"; "a hollow tree"; "hollow cheeks"; "his face became gaunter and more hollow with each year"

sunken

adjective
1. submerged, immersed, submersed Try diving for sunken treasure.
2. lowered, buried, depressed, recessed, below ground, at a lower level Steps led down to the sunken bath.
3. hollow, drawn, haggard, hollowed, concave an elderly man with sunken cheeks

sunken

adjective
Curving inward:
Translations
غارِقمَغْمور، تَحْت
podúrovňovýpotopený
forsænketsunken
elsüllyedtsüllyesztett
niîurgrafinnsokkinn
podúrovňovýpotopený
batıkbatmışçukur

sunken

[ˈsʌŋkən] ADJ
1. (liter) (= submerged) [ship, treasure] → hundido
2. (= hollow) [cheeks, eyes] → hundido
3. (= low) [garden, road, bath] → que está a un nivel inferior or más bajo

sunken

[ˈsʌŋkən] adj
[ship] → coulé(e); [treasure] → englouti(e)
[cheeks] → creux/euse; [eyes] → enfoncé(e)
[bath] → encastré(e) dans le sol; [garden] → en contrebassun lamp sunlamp [ˈsʌnlæmp] nlampe f à bronzer

sunken

adj wreck, shipgesunken, versunken; treasureversunken; gardenabgesenkt; batheingelassen; cheekseingefallen, hohl; eyeseingesunken

sunken

[ˈsʌŋkn] adj (ship) → affondato/a; (eyes, cheeks) → infossato/a; (bath) → incassato/a

sink

(siŋk) past tense sank (saŋk) : past participle sunk (saŋk) verb
1. to (cause to) go down below the surface of water etc. The torpedo sank the battleship immediately; The ship sank in deep water.
2. to go down or become lower (slowly). The sun sank slowly behind the hills; Her voice sank to a whisper.
3. to (cause to) go deeply (into something). The ink sank into the paper; He sank his teeth into an apple.
4. (of one's spirits etc) to become depressed or less hopeful. My heart sinks when I think of the difficulties ahead.
5. to invest (money). He sank all his savings in the business.
noun
a kind of basin with a drain and a water supply connected to it. He washed the dishes in the sink.
ˈsunken adjective
1. sunk under water. a sunken ship.
2. below the level of the surrounding area. a sunken garden.
be sunk
to be defeated, in a hopeless position etc. If he finds out that we've been disobeying him, we're sunk.
sink in
1. to be fully understood. The news took a long time to sink in.
2. to be absorbed. The surface water on the paths will soon sink in.
References in classic literature ?
She loved him devotedly, but he was so ugly, with his sunken eyes and his `fidgets,' that she hid him away from people.
The numerous islands rested on the bosom of the Horican, some low and sunken, as if embedded in the waters, and others appearing to hover about the element, in little hillocks of green velvet; among which the fishermen of the beleaguering army peacefully rowed their skiffs, or floated at rest on the glassy mirror in quiet pursuit of their employment.
Such being the case, and he, the old bachelor, in possession of the ill-gotten spoil,--with the black stain of blood sunken deep into it, and still to be scented by conscientious nostrils, --the question occurred, whether it were not imperative upon him, even at this late hour, to make restitution to Maule's posterity.
And, after many, many years, a new grave was delved, near an old and sunken one, in that burial-ground beside which King's Chapel has since been built.
Immediately, by Starbuck's orders, lines were secured to it at different points, so that ere long every boat was a buoy; the sunken whale being suspended a few inches beneath them by the cords.
The head hung out of the cart-tail, the lifeless tongue was slowly dropping with blood; and the sunken eyes
The poor fellow looked like a homeless ghost, with his cheeks sunken in and his long black hair straggling into his eyes; he was too discouraged to cut it, or to think about his appearance.
So one should have thought, that witnessed the sunken and dejected expression on those dark faces; the wistful, patient weariness with which those sad eyes rested on object after object that passed them in their sad journey.
All the old graves were sunken in, there was not a tombstone on the place; round-topped, worm-eaten boards stag- gered over the graves, leaning for support and finding none.
I remember it now, and I know that it was the effluence of fine intellect, of true courage; it lit up her marked lineaments, her thin face, her sunken grey eye, like a reflection from the aspect of an angel.
Pride, contempt, defiance, stubbornness, submission, lamentation, succeeded one another; so did varieties of sunken cheek, cadaverous colour, emaciated hands and figures.
Built upon a dismal reef of sunken rocks, some league or so from shore, on which the waters chafed and dashed, the wild year through, there stood a solitary lighthouse.