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Definition of sunken adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1[only before noun] that has fallen to the bottom of the ocean, or of a lake or river synonym a sunken ship sunken treasure
  2. 2(of eyes or cheeks) hollow and deep as a result of disease, getting old, or not having enough food His eyes were dark and sunken.
  3. 3[only before noun] at a lower level than the area around a sunken garden
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: sunken