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Definition of sunken adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    sunken

     adjective
    adjective
    NAmE//ˈsʌŋkən//
     
     
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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 submerged 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
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