Definition of Shrinking

1. Noun. Process or result of becoming less or smaller. "The material lost 2 inches per yard in shrinkage"

Exact synonyms: Shrinkage
Specialized synonyms: Compression, Condensation, Contraction
Generic synonyms: Decrease, Drop-off, Lessening
Derivative terms: Shrink, Shrink, Shrink



2. Noun. The act of becoming less.
Generic synonyms: Decrease, Diminution, Reduction, Step-down
Specialized synonyms: Miniaturisation, Miniaturization
Derivative terms: Shrink

Definition of Shrinking

1. Adjective. Possessing the property of reducing in size or significance. ¹

2. Verb. (present participle of shrink) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Shrinking

1. shrink [v] - See also: shrink

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Shrinking

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shrinkers
shrinking (current term)
shrinking violet
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shrinkwrap license
shrinkwrap licenses
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Literary usage of Shrinking

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1. The Practitioner by Gale Group, ProQuest Information and Learning Company (1906)
"occurring in such cases seems to be due to the shrinking of the abscess, which carries the ... In b and c the abscess is shrinking as it becomes emptied, ..."

2. The Shadow Line: A Confession by Joseph Conrad (1917)
"And I am shrinking from it. From the mere vision. My first command. Now I understand that strange sense of insecurity in my past. I always suspected that I ..."

3. Geology of the Non-metallic Mineral Deposits Other Than Silicates by Amadeus William Grabau (1920)
"SECONDARY DEVELOPMENT OF SALT DEPOSITS ON THE FLOOR OF A shrinking SALT LAKE When a large body of salt water, such as a cut-off from the sea, ..."

4. Adult Literacy And New Technologies: Tools For A Lifetime by Office of Technology Assessment (1994)
"LITERACY NEEDS: GROWING OR shrinking? As these estimates suggest, a large number of US adults need to improve their literacy skills As many as 20 to 30 ..."

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