sinking

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sinking

  1. present participle of sink

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sinking (plural sinkings)

  1. The process by which something sinks, or is sunk.
    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 []
    • 2022 August 10, “Network News: New maintenance tunnel at Euston”, in RAIL, number 963, page 21:
      The excavation took 16 months of 24-hour working to complete and required the sinking of a 65ft shaft, from where workers carved out the passageway and lined it with reinforced steel and sprayed concrete.

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