Antonyms of noun sink

1 of 4 senses of sink

Sense 2
sink -- ((technology) a process that acts to absorb or remove energy or a substance from a system; "the ocean is a sink for carbon dioxide")
       Antonym of source (Sense 7)
      => source -- ((technology) a process by which energy or a substance enters a system; "a heat source"; "a source of carbon dioxide")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun sink

4 senses of sink

Sense 1
sink -- (plumbing fixture consisting of a water basin fixed to a wall or floor and having a drainpipe)
       => plumbing fixture -- (a fixture for the distribution and use of water in a building)

Sense 2
sink -- ((technology) a process that acts to absorb or remove energy or a substance from a system; "the ocean is a sink for carbon dioxide")
       => natural process, natural action, action, activity -- (a process existing in or produced by nature (rather than by the intent of human beings); "the action of natural forces"; "volcanic activity")

Sense 3
sinkhole, sink, swallow hole -- (a depression in the ground communicating with a subterranean passage (especially in limestone) and formed by solution or by collapse of a cavern roof)
       => natural depression, depression -- (a sunken or depressed geological formation)

Sense 4
cesspool, cesspit, sink, sump -- (a covered cistern; waste water and sewage flow into it)
       => cistern -- (an artificial reservoir for storing liquids; especially an underground tank for storing rainwater)

Antonyms of verb sink

1 of 9 senses of sink

Sense 4
sink, settle, go down, go under -- (go under, "The raft sank and its occupants drowned")
       Antonym of float (Sense 2)
      => float, swim -- (be afloat either on or below a liquid surface and not sink to the bottom)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb sink

9 senses of sink

Sense 1
sink, drop, drop down -- (fall or descend to a lower place or level; "He sank to his knees")
       => change posture -- (undergo a change in bodily posture)

Sense 2
sink -- (cause to sink; "The Japanese sank American ships in Pearl Harbor")
       => move, displace -- (cause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense; "Move those boxes into the corner, please"; "I'm moving my money to another bank"; "The director moved more responsibilities onto his new assistant")

Sense 3
sink, pass, lapse -- (pass into a specified state or condition; "He sank into nirvana")
       => move -- (go or proceed from one point to another; "the debate moved from family values to the economy")

Sense 4
sink, settle, go down, go under -- (go under, "The raft sank and its occupants drowned")
       => descend, fall, go down, come down -- (move downward and lower, but not necessarily all the way; "The temperature is going down"; "The barometer is falling"; "The curtain fell on the diva"; "Her hand went up and then fell again")
          Phrasal Verb-> sink in#2

Sense 5
sink, subside -- (descend into or as if into some soft substance or place; "He sank into bed"; "She subsided into the chair")
       => descend, fall, go down, come down -- (move downward and lower, but not necessarily all the way; "The temperature is going down"; "The barometer is falling"; "The curtain fell on the diva"; "Her hand went up and then fell again")

Sense 6
dip, sink -- (appear to move downward; "The sun dipped below the horizon"; "The setting sun sank below the tree line")
       => decline -- (go down; "The roof declines here")

Sense 7
slump, fall off, sink -- (fall heavily or suddenly; decline markedly; "The real estate market fell off")
       => drop -- (go down in value; "Stock prices dropped")

Sense 8
slump, slide down, sink -- (fall or sink heavily; "He slumped onto the couch"; "My spirits sank")
       => collapse, fall in, cave in, give, give way, break, founder -- (break down, literally or metaphorically; "The wall collapsed"; "The business collapsed"; "The dam broke"; "The roof collapsed"; "The wall gave in"; "The roof finally gave under the weight of the ice")

Sense 9
bury, sink -- (embed deeply; "She sank her fingers into the soft sand"; "He buried his head in her lap")
       => implant, engraft, embed, imbed, plant -- (fix or set securely or deeply; "He planted a knee in the back of his opponent"; "The dentist implanted a tooth in the gum")

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