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 ?
So Grandfather related the wonderful and true tale of the sunken treasure.
In evening's limpid air, What time the moon's sickle, Green, 'twixt the purple-glowings, And jealous, steal'th forth: --Of day the foe, With every step in secret, The rosy garland-hammocks Downsickling, till they've sunken Down nightwards, faded, downsunken:--
Tattered flank and sunken eye, open mouth and red, Locked and lank and lone they lie, the dead upon their dead.
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.
His sunken eyes glittered and his wrinkled lips moved over toothless gums as he mumbled weird incantations to the demons of his cult.
Well, then,'' answered Wamba, ``your reverences must hold on this path till you come to a sunken cross, of which scarce a cubit's length remains above ground; then take the path to the left, for there are four which meet at Sunken Cross, and I trust your reverences will obtain shelter before the storm comes on.
I was heard aft, and we managed to clear the sunken floe which had come all the way from the Southern ice-cap to have a try at our unsuspecting lives.
Then the 'Fater' blesses his forty-year-old heir and the thirty-five-year-old Gretchen with the sunken bosom and the scarlet nose; after which he bursts, into tears, reads the pair a lesson on morality, and dies.
A tall bony woman, in the autumn of life, with sunken eyes and iron-grey hair, rose stiffly from her chair, and saluted the ladies with stern submission as they opened the door.
The head hung out of the cart-tail, the lifeless tongue was slowly dropping with blood; and the sunken eyes
When the man was dead an examination disclosed the unmistakable marks of an animal's fangs deeply sunken into the jugular vein.
The gas jet threw its full light on the bloodless, sunken face under the black hat and on the white cravat, brilliant against the beaver of the coat.