sunk|en

sunk|en
sunk|en «SUHNG kuhn», adjective, verb.
–adj.
1. that has sunk in water: »

a sunken ship.

2. submerged; under water: »

a sunken rock.

3. situated below the general level: »

a sunken living room, a sunken garden.

4. fallen in; hollow: »

sunken eyes, sunken cheeks.

–v.
a past participle of sink.
Usage Sunken is now used chiefly as an adjective.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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