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adjective as in depressed, hollowed; submerged

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While the ISS is larger than most trash in the ocean, other experts are less worried about its immense size in comparison to other sunken junk.

This gives rise to a ring-shaped island, or smattering of islands, around the bowl of water, or lagoon, left by the sunken volcano.

Most of the graves are invisible to the naked eye or revealed only as sunken rectangular shapes.

The work is adventurous and challenging—he’d done everything from searching for a sunken helicopter to cleaning up after the British Petroleum oil spill.

He thought sunken whale carcasses would be a good place to start.

He has sunken eyes and a narrow black beard speckled with gray.

Now in his early thirties, his cheeks are sunken from smoking too much hash.

There was a first-class lounge with a sunken well and cocktail bar.

After he disembarked the sunken ship, Schettino told reporters that he accepts responsibility for his role in the disaster.

Then he pointed to my sunken cheeks where a couple gray whiskers poked through.

The sunken eyes, the tangled masses of raven hair, the look of exhaustion and hopeless woe.

Beyond it, temple roofs—black keels of sunken vessels—cut a sky still powdered thick with stars.

And then the salt tears flowed down his sunken cheeks and formed a pool on the floor.

Had the piles been hollow, or too short to reach bed-rock, it would either have sunken or tumbled.

This morning he came up, his cheeks more sunken, his eyes more hollow.


On this page you'll find 18 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to sunken, such as: buried, immersed, indented, recessed, caved-in, and concave.

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