Dictionary Results for shrunken


1. shrink - verb

· wither, as with a loss of moisture; "The fruit dried and shriveled"

Synonym(s): shrivel, shrivel_up, wither

Hypernym(s): decrease, diminish, lessen, fall




2. shrink - verb

· draw back, as with fear or pain; "she flinched when they showed the slaughtering of the calf"

Synonym(s): flinch, squinch, funk, cringe, wince, recoil, quail

Hypernym(s): move




3. shrink - verb

· reduce in size; reduce physically; "Hot water will shrink the sweater"; "Can you shrink this image?"

Synonym(s): reduce

Hypernym(s): decrease, lessen, minify




4. shrink - verb

· become smaller or draw together; "The fabric shrank"; "The balloon shrank"

Synonym(s): contract

Hypernym(s): decrease, diminish, lessen, fall

Antonym(s): stretch




5. shrink - verb

· decrease in size, range, or extent; "His earnings shrank"; "My courage shrivelled when I saw the task before me"

Synonym(s): shrivel

Hypernym(s): decrease, diminish, lessen, fall




6. shrunken - adjective

· lean and wrinkled by shrinkage as from age or illness; "the old woman's shriveled skin"; "he looked shriveled and ill"; "a shrunken old man"; "a lanky scarecrow of a man with withered face and lantern jaws"-W.F.Starkie; "he did well despite his withered arm"; "a wizened little man with frizzy grey hair"

Synonym(s): shriveled, shrivelled, withered, wizen, wizened




7. shrunken - adjective

· reduced in efficacy or vitality or intensity; "our shriveled receipts during the storm"; "as the project wore on she found her enthusiasm shriveled"; "the dollar's shrunken buying power"

Synonym(s): shriveled, shrivelled





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