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sunken

adjective uk   us   /ˈsʌŋ.kən/
having fallen to the bottom of the sea: They're diving for sunken treasure. at a lower level than the surrounding area: It was a luxurious bathroom, with a sunken bath. (of eyes or cheeks) seeming to have fallen further into the face, especially because of tiredness, illness, or old age: She looked old and thin with sunken cheeks and hollow eyes.
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