Definitions of sinking
  1. noun
    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”
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    type of:
    decrease, drop-off, lessening
    a change downward
  2. noun
    a descent as through liquid (especially through water)
    “they still talk about the sinking of the Titanic”
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    settling, subsidence, subsiding
    a gradual sinking to a lower level
    immersion, submergence, submerging, submersion
    sinking until covered completely with water
    foundering, going under
    (of a ship) sinking
    a brief immersion
    type of:
    a movement downward
  3. noun
    a feeling caused by uneasiness or apprehension
    “with a sinking heart”
    “a sinking feeling in the pit of my stomach”
    synonyms: sinking feeling
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    type of:
    a vague unpleasant emotion that is experienced in anticipation of some (usually ill-defined) misfortune
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