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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 sinking
 沈沒,下沈,低降

From: Network Terminology

 sinking
 *沉

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Sink·ing, a. & n. from Sink.
 Sinking fund. See under Fund.
 Sinking head Founding, a riser from which the mold is fed as the casting shrinks. See Riser, n., 4.
 Sinking pump, a pump which can be lowered in a well or a mine shaft as the level of the water sinks.
 

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Sink v. i. [imp. Sunk or (Sank ); p. p. Sunk (obs. Sunken, -- now used as adj.); p. pr. & vb. n. Sinking.]
 1. To fall by, or as by, the force of gravity; to descend lower and lower; to decline gradually; to subside; as, a stone sinks in water; waves rise and sink; the sun sinks in the west.
    I sink in deep mire.   --Ps. lxix. 2.
 2. To enter deeply; to fall or retire beneath or below the surface; to penetrate.
    The stone sunk into his forehead.   --1 San. xvii. 49.
 3. Hence, to enter so as to make an abiding impression; to enter completely.
    Let these sayings sink down into your ears.   --Luke ix. 44.
 4. To be overwhelmed or depressed; to fall slowly, as so the ground, from weakness or from an overburden; to fail in strength; to decline; to decay; to decrease.
    I think our country sinks beneath the yoke.   --Shak.
    He sunk down in his chariot.   --2 Kings ix. 24.
    Let not the fire sink or slacken.   --Mortimer.
 5. To decrease in volume, as a river; to subside; to become diminished in volume or in apparent height.
    The Alps and Pyreneans sink before him.   --Addison.
 Syn: -- To fall; subside; drop; droop; lower; decline; decay; decrease; lessen.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 sinking
      n 1: a descent as through liquid (especially through water);
           "they still talk about the sinking of the Titanic"
      2: a slow fall or decline (as for lack of strength); "after
         several hours of sinking an unexpected rally rescued the
         market"; "he could not control the sinking of his legs"
      3: a feeling caused by uneasiness or apprehension; "with a
         sinking heart"; "a sinking feeling in the pit of my
         stomach" [syn: sinking feeling]