become clear or enter one's consciousness or emotions;
"It dawned on him that she had betrayed him"
"she was penetrated with sorrow"
"Water permeates sand easily"
- My explanation took a long time to sink in.
- It take a week for it to sink in that his mother have die.
- Wood does not sink in water, it floats.
- Rub the cream on your skin and let it sink in.