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Overview of noun shrinking

The noun shrinking has 2 senses? (no senses from tagged texts)
1. shrinking, shrinkage

(process or result of becoming less or smaller; "the material lost 2 inches per yard in shrinkage")

2. shrinking

(the act of becoming less)

Overview of verb shrink

The verb shrink has 5 senses? (first 4 from tagged texts)
1. (3) shrivel, shrivel up, shrink, wither

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

2. (2) flinch, squinch, funk, cringe, shrink, wince, recoil, quail

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

3. (2) shrink, reduce

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

4. (1) shrink, contract

(become smaller or draw together; "The fabric shrank"; "The balloon shrank")

5. shrink, shrivel

(decrease in size, range, or extent; "His earnings shrank"; "My courage shrivelled when I saw the task before me") © 2001-2013, Demand Media, all rights reserved. The database is based on Word Net a lexical database for the English language. see disclaimer
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