Meaning of “sunken” in the English Dictionary

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"sunken" in British English

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uk /ˈsʌŋ.kən/ 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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(Definition of “sunken” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"sunken" in American English

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sunkenadjective [ not gradable ]

us /ˈsʌŋ·kən/

lying at the bottom of the sea or below a surrounding surface:

A few steps below the path lay a beautiful sunken garden.

(Definition of “sunken” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)