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sunken

[suhng-kuh n] /ˈsʌŋ kən/
adjective
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.
verb
5.
Obsolete. a past participle of sink.
Origin
1325-1375
1325-75; Middle English, past participle of sinken to sink
Related forms
half-sunken, adjective
unsunken, adjective
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sunken

/ˈsʌŋkən/
verb
1.
a past participle of sink
adjective
2.
unhealthily hollow: sunken cheeks
3.
situated at a lower level than the surrounding or usual one
4.
situated under water; submerged
5.
depressed; low: sunken spirits
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