A sink is a bowl-shaped plumbing fixture used for washing hands, for dishwashing or other purposes. Sinks generally have taps that supply hot and cold water and may include a spray feature to be used for faster rinsing. They also include a drain to remove used water; this drain may itself include a strainer and/or shut-off device and an overflow-prevention device. Sinks may also have an integrated soap dispenser.

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  1. A basin used for holding water for washing
  2. A drain for carrying off wastewater
  3. A sinkhole
  4. A depression in land where water collects, with no visible outlet
  5. A heat sink
  6. A place that absorbs resources or energy
  7. The motion of a sinker pitch
    Jones' has a two-seamer with heavy sink.
  8. An object or callback that captures events; event sink
  9. a destination vertex in a transportation network


  1. To descend or submerge (or to cause to do so) into a liquid or similar substance.
    A stone sinks in water.
    The sun gradually sank in the west.
  2. To cause a vessel to sink, generally by making it no longer watertight.
  3. To push (something) into something.
    The dog sank its teeth into the delivery man's leg.
    The joint will hold tighter if you sink a wood screw through both boards.
  4. To experience apprehension, disappointment, dread, or momentary depression.
  5. To pot; hit a ball into a pocket or hole
  6. To cause to decline; to depress or degrade.
    to sink one's reputation
  7. To conceal and appropriate.
  8. To keep out of sight; to suppress; to ignore.
  9. To reduce or extinguish by payment.
    to sink the national debt
  10. To be overwhelmed or depressed; to fail in strength.
  11. To decrease in volume, as a river; to subside; to become diminished in volume or in apparent height.
  12. To demean or lower oneself; to do something below one's status, standards, or morals.

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