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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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A luxuriously appointed room, it has a dressing room with built-in wardrobes that leads into the en suite with white twin wash-hand basins, a low-level WC and a large walk-in, step-free shower area.
The family bathroom is fitted with a toilet, pedestal wash-hand basin, panelled bath, shower cubicle, shaver point and extractor fan.
On the second floor there is a fourth bedroom with en-suite bathroom fitted with a low-level toilet, wash-hand basin and bath.
It also benefits from an en suite shower room fitted with a low-level toilet, vanity wash-hand basin and double shower cubicle.
Stairs lead from the landing to a large loft room/fourth bedroom with cupboards and a pedestal wash-hand basin
The master bedroom has fitted wardrobes, an airing cupboard and en- suite shower room with low-level toilet, fully tiled shower cubicle and vanity unit with wash-hand basin.
Bedroom three has a range of fitted furniture, while the family bathroom has a low-level toilet, vanity wash-hand basin and corner Jacuzzi bath with shower attachment.
The master bedroom has a range of built-in wardrobes and an en-suite shower room fitted with a low-level toilet, bidet, pedestal wash-hand basin and double shower cubicle.
The cloakroom is fitted with a low-level toilet and vanity wash-hand basin.
Tenders are invited for tender for the procurement, installation and maintenance of stainless steel wash-hand basins and knife sterilizers at the public abattoir, marsa
The Sunday Mail last week revealed a list of horrors at the hospital, including dirty toilets and wards with no wash-hand basins.