- /ˈsʌŋkən / (say 'sungkuhn)
1. a past participle of sink.
2. having sunk or having been sunk beneath the surface; submerged.
3. having settled down to a lower level, as walls.
4. depressed or lying below the general level, as a garden.
5. hollow: sunken cheeks.
Australian English dictionary. 2014.
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sunken — [suŋ′kən] vi., vt. obs. pp. of SINK adj. 1. submerged [a sunken ship] 2. below the level of the surrounding or adjoining area [a sunken patio] 3. fallen in; hollow [sunken cheeks] 4. depressed; dejected … English World dictionary
Sunken — Sunk en, a. Lying on the bottom of a river or other water; sunk. [1913 Webster] … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
sunken — [adj] depressed, hollowed; submerged buried, caved in, concave, fallen in, immersed, indented, recessed; concept 490 … New thesaurus
sunken — past participle of SINK(Cf. ↑sink). ► ADJECTIVE 1) having sunk. 2) at a lower level than the surrounding area. 3) (of a person s eyes or cheeks) deeply recessed … English terms dictionary
sunken — [[t]sʌ̱ŋkən[/t]] 1) ADJ: ADJ n Sunken ships have sunk to the bottom of a sea, ocean, or lake. The sunken sailing boat was a glimmer of white on the bottom... Try diving for sunken treasure. 2) ADJ: ADJ n Sunken gardens, roads, or other features… … English dictionary
sunken — sunk|en [ˈsʌŋkən] adj [Date: 1300 1400; Origin: From an old past participle of sink] 1.) [only before noun] having fallen to the bottom of the sea, a lake, or a river ▪ the wrecks of sunken ships ▪ sunken treasure 2.) sunken cheeks/eyes etc… … Dictionary of contemporary English
sunken — adjective 1 (only before noun) having fallen to the bottom of the sea: a sunken ship | sunken treasure 2 (only before noun) built or placed at a lower level than the surrounding floor, ground etc: a sunken bath | a sunken garden 3 sunken… … Longman dictionary of contemporary English
sunken — sunk|en [ sʌŋkən ] adjective only before noun 1. ) lying at the bottom of the ocean: sunken treasure sunken ships 2. ) lower than the level of the surrounding land or floor: a sunken bath/garden 3. ) sunken eyes or cheeks curve inward, often… … Usage of the words and phrases in modern English
sunken — UK [ˈsʌŋkən] / US adjective [only before noun] 1) lying at the bottom of the sea sunken ships sunken treasure 2) lower than the level of the surrounding land or floor a sunken bath/garden 3) sunken eyes or cheeks curve inwards, often showing that … English dictionary
sunken — adjective Etymology: Middle English sonkyn, past participle of sinken to sink Date: 14th century 1. submerged; especially lying at the bottom of a body of water 2. a. hollow, recessed < sunken cheeks > b. lying in a depression < a … New Collegiate Dictionary
sunken — /sung keuhn/, adj. 1. having sunk or been sunk beneath the surface; submerged. 2. having settled to a lower level, as walls. 3. situated or lying on a lower level: a sunken living room. 4. hollow; depressed: sunken cheeks. v. 5. Obs. a pp. of… … Universalium