sinking

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sinking

  1. Present participle of sink.

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sinking (plural sinkings)

  1. The act or process of sinking.
    I witnessed the sinking of my ship from the shore.
    • 1857, Pamphlets on Biology: Kofoid collection
      We must endeavour to realize a succession of gradual sinkings or depressions into deep water, alternating with gradual emergings into shallows, and eventually a gradual continued lifting of the whole district []