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The downward movement of surface water generally caused by converging currents or when a water mass becomes denser than the surrounding water. Also known as downwelling.
In atmospheric optics, a refraction phenomenon, the opposite of looming, in which an object on, or slightly above, the geographic horizon apparently sinks below it.

What does it mean when you dream about sinking?

A sinking feeling may symbolize the dreamer’s waking world if the dreamer is overwhelmed by business and financial responsibilities.


1. A groove or recess.
2. In wood construction, the removal of some material to permit flush installation of hinges or the like.