Simple Definition of sinkhole
: a low area or hole in the ground that is formed especially when soil and rocks are removed by flowing water
Full Definition of sinkhole
1 : a hollow place or depression in which drainage collects
2 : a hollow in a limestone region that communicates with a cavern or passage
3 : sink 2
4 : something (as an unprofitable investment) that steadily drains money or resources <a financial sinkhole>
First Known Use of sinkhole
Rhymes with sinkhole
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