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sink

1. an area of ground below that of the surrounding land, where water collects
2. Physics a device or part of a system at which energy is removed from the system
3. Informal (of a housing estate or school) deprived or having low standards of achievement

sink

[siŋk]
(communications)
Equipment at the end of a communications channel that receives signals and may perform other functions such as error detection.
(electromagnetism)
The region of a Rieke diagram where the rate of change of frequency with respect to phase of the reflection coefficient is maximum for an oscillator; operation in this region may lead to unsatisfactory performance by reason of cessation or instability of oscillations.
(geology)
A circular or ellipsoidal depression formed by collapse on the flank of or near to a volcano.
A slight, low-lying desert depression containing a central playa or saline lake with no outlet, as where a desert stream comes to an end or disappears by evaporation.
(mining engineering)
To excavate strata downward in a vertical line for the purpose of winning and working minerals.
To drill or put down a shaft or borehole.
(physics)
A device or system where some extensive entity is absorbed, such as a heat sink, a sink flow, a load in an electrical circuit, or a region in a nuclear reactor where neutrons are strongly absorbed.

sink

A plumbing fixture usually consisting of a basin with a water supply, connected with a drain.

sink

A device or place that accepts something. See heat sink, data sink and sink device.
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The master bedroom has built-in furniture and an en-suite bathroom with a modern white suite comprising a toilet, wash basin and bath with shower and screen.
Upstairs on the first floor landing, doors lead off to four bedrooms - the master having a tiled en-suite shower room with toilet, wash basin and shower cubicle, and a family bathroom which is tiled and fitted with a toilet, wash basin and corner bath.
The Wash Basin Liners's proprietary features help insure that no contagious and potentially deadly bacteria remain in a patient's wash basin after use.
This also has a vanity unit with twin wash basins, toilet and bidet.
This five-piece Kullen storage set includes a wall-hung mirror with shelf, wall-hung cabinet, wash basin unit, single low unit and tall cabinet, - all for under EUR96.
The second floor features a further family room, a twin room and three singles, again all with their own wash basins.
All compartments have panoramic windows, wash basins and their own enclosed toilet facilities.
Management plans to drill four additional appraisal wells on Tatonka's Sand Wash Basin position in Moffat Count.
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On the ground floor there is a hallway with stairs, a cloakroom with toilet and wash basin, a dining room, a kitchen/ breakfast room and a fitted utility area.
A utility/boiler room with plumbing for a washing machine and a fully tiled shower room with toilet, wash basin and shower cubicle complete the ground floor layout.
On the first floor there is a double bedroom with en-suite shower room, single room with wash basin and bathroom.