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sunken

[ suhng-kuhn ]
/ ˈsʌŋ kən /
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adjective
having sunk or been sunk beneath the surface; submerged.
having settled to a lower level, as walls.
situated or lying on a lower level: a sunken living room.
hollow; depressed: sunken cheeks.
verb
Obsolete. a past participle of sink.

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Origin of sunken

First recorded in 1325–75; Middle English, past participle of sinken to sink

OTHER WORDS FROM sunken

half-sunken, adjectiveun·sunk·en, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for sunken

sunken
/ (ˈsʌŋkən) /

verb
a past participle of sink
adjective
unhealthily hollowsunken cheeks
situated at a lower level than the surrounding or usual one
situated under water; submerged
depressed; lowsunken spirits
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