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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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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.
The main bedroom boasts built-in double wardrobes as well as an en suite shower room with a WC and handbasin.
A further downstairs bedroom has an en suite shower room and there is a separate bathroom with a corner bath, a bidet, WC and twin handbasins.
The master bedroom has an en suite bathroom with shower, wc and handbasin, while the family bathroom has a bath, shower, wc and handbasin.
It has an entrance hall off which is the cloakroom with its WC, handbasin and heated towel rail.
There is a cloakroom with a WC and handbasin and an attractive lounge with a feature fireplace having a coal-effect living flame gas fire on a forest green tiled hearth with a decorative tiled inset, pine surround and mantel.
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.
There is a cloakroom with a WC and handbasin and a boot room accessed from the side of the house with a tiled floor.
Leading off the entrance hall are a storage cupboard and a cloakroom with a WC and handbasin.
Tastefully presented throughout, the accommodation is entered via a covered porch into the hall where there is an understairs cupboard and a cloakroom with a WC and handbasin.
It includes a bath, toilet and handbasin, besides tiled flooring and walls.
The study is an ideal room for anyone having to work from home and there is a WC with a handbasin.