Definitions of sinking

n 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”
Type of:
decrease, drop-off, lessening
a change downward

n 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

n a feeling caused by uneasiness or apprehension

“with a sinking heart”
“a sinking feeling in the pit of my stomach”
sinking feeling
Type of:
a vague unpleasant emotion that is experienced in anticipation of some (usually ill-defined) misfortune

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