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English definition of “sunken”

sunken

adjective [always before noun]
 
 
/ˈsʌŋkən/
LOW at a lower level than the surrounding area: a sunken bathLow, short and shallow
SEA having fallen down to the bottom of the sea: a sunken shipStaying afloat, capsizing and sinking
sunken eyes/cheeks eyes or cheeks that make you look sick because they go too far into your faceNot fit and healthyThin or slender (of people)Thin or slender (of people)Not fit and healthyNarrow and thin
(Definition of sunken from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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