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Noun: shrinking  shring-king
  1. Process or result of becoming less or smaller
    - shrinkage
  2. The act of becoming less
Verb: shrink (shrank,shrunk)  shringk
  1. Decrease in size, range, or extent
    "His earnings shrank";
    - shrivel
  2. Wither, as with a loss of moisture
    "The fruit dried and shrank";
    - shrivel, shrivel up, wither
  3. Draw back, as with fear or pain
    "she shrank when they showed the slaughtering of the calf";
    - flinch, squinch, funk, cringe, wince, recoil, quail, blench
  4. Reduce in size; reduce physically
    "Hot water will shrink the sweater"; "Can you shrink this image?";
    - reduce
  5. Become smaller or draw together
    "The fabric shrank"; "The balloon shrank";
    - contract

Derived forms: shrinkings

Type of: decrease, diminish, diminution, drop-off, fall, lessen, lessening, minify, move, reduction, step-down

Antonym: stretch

Encyclopedia: Shrinking