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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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On the first floor there are four bedrooms, one of which has builtin wardrobes and an en suite with a walk-in double shower cubicle, a handbasin, WC, extractor fan and a heated towel rail.
There are three further bedrooms, one fitted with wardrobes and boasting a dressing area too, and a family bathroom with a Jacuzzi bath, walk-in shower cubicle, low lovel WC and pedestal wash handbasin.
With a little imagination Nick and Jacqui painted the porcelain handbasin and loo, plus the entire plastic bath, with shimmery midnight blue Hammerite paint.
Off a rear hall is a WC-cum-utility room with a handbasin and place for a washing machine.
From here leads the lounge with a cloakroom with a WC and handbasin and the garage which includes plumbing for an automatic washing machine and dryer.
Pets are welcome n Full board in twin or single room with handbasin costs between pounds 756-pounds 889 per adult per week, depending on the time of year.
The Ergo Range has a corner loo and handbasin that can be slotted into 1m of wall space - perfect if you decide to convert the cupboard under the stairs into a second loo.
Now I want to change taps at home, alter the height of my bathroom handbasin and eventually relocate my kitchen sink.
There is a cloakroom with a WC, handbasin and extractor fan.
A door leads to a lobby which, in turn, provides access to a cloakroom with a WC and handbasin and the garage which includes plumbing for an automatic washing machine and dryer.
Inside I settled into a compartment that was a microcosm of the train's style - glossy wood panelling inset with intricate art deco marquetry, which also hid the original corner handbasin.
Glass walls, bright lights and a unisex giant handbasin that looks like a cross between a steel mushroom and a fountain are all likely to raise eyebrows.