Science / Biology / Sink: A body or process that acts as a storage device or disposal mechanism; e.g., plants and the oceans act as sinks absorbing atmospheric carbon dioxide. Also, a location in a plant where sugar is being consumed, either in metabolism or by conversion to starch.

Other Words for Sink

Sink Adjective Synonyms: subside, cave in, collapse, subside, settle, drop, fall in, go down, slip away
Sink Verb Synonyms: decline, weaken, worsen, degenerate, subside, deteriorate, flag, fail, diminish, die, expire, languish, go downhill
Sink Noun Synonyms: founder, submerge, go down, go under, plunge, descend, be engulfed

Heat Sink

Technology / Computers / Heat Sink: A component designed to lower the temperature of an electronic device by dissipating heat into the surrounding air. All modern CPUs require a heat sink. Some also require a fan. A heat sink without a MORE

Sinking Fund

Business / Accounting / Sinking Fund: An account set up to reduce another account to zero over time (using the principles of amortization or straight line depreciation). Once the sinking fund reaches the same value as the other account, b MORE


Entertainment / Baseball / Sinker: A fast pitch that breaks downward as it reaches. MORE


Business / Machine Shop / Countersink: To enlarge the top part of a hole at an angle for a flat-head screw. Also, the tool that is used. MORE


Science / Geology / Sinkhole: A depression in the land surface that results from the collapse or slow settlement of underground voids produced by solution weathering. The rock being dissolved is normally limestone but can also be MORE

Helsinki Exchanges (HEX)

Business / Finance / Helsinki Exchanges (HEX): A contract that obligates a purchaser of a project's output to make cash payments to the project in all events, even if no product is offered for sale. MORE