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- Rhymes: -ɪŋkɪŋ
- Present participle of sink.
sinking (plural sinkings)
- 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 […]