Definition of Wrinkle

1. Noun. A slight depression in the smoothness of a surface. "Ironing gets rid of most wrinkles"




2. Verb. Gather or contract into wrinkles or folds; pucker. "Purse ones's lips"
Exact synonyms: Purse
Generic synonyms: Contract

3. Noun. A minor difficulty. "They finally have the wrinkles pretty well ironed out"
Generic synonyms: Difficulty

4. Verb. Make wrinkles or creases on a smooth surface; make a pressed, folded or wrinkled line in. "They wrinkle the sheets"; "Crease the paper like this to make a crane"
Exact synonyms: Crease, Crinkle, Crisp, Ruckle, Scrunch, Scrunch Up
Generic synonyms: Fold, Fold Up, Turn Up
Specialized synonyms: Cockle, Crumple, Knit, Pucker, Rumple, Pucker, Ruck, Ruck Up
Derivative terms: Crease, Crinkle

5. Noun. A clever method of doing something (especially something new and different).
Generic synonyms: Method

6. Verb. Make wrinkled or creased. "Furrow one's brow"
Exact synonyms: Crease, Furrow
Generic synonyms: Fold, Fold Up, Turn Up
Derivative terms: Crease, Furrow

7. Verb. Become wrinkled or crumpled or creased. "These fabrics wrinkle easily"; "This fabric won't wrinkle"
Exact synonyms: Crease, Crinkle, Crumple, Rumple
Generic synonyms: Fold, Fold Up
Derivative terms: Crease, Crinkle

Definition of Wrinkle

1. n. A winkle.

2. n. A small ridge, prominence, or furrow formed by the shrinking or contraction of any smooth substance; a corrugation; a crease; a slight fold; as, wrinkle in the skin; a wrinkle in cloth.

3. v. t. To contract into furrows and prominences; to make a wrinkle or wrinkles in; to corrugate; as, wrinkle the skin or the brow.

4. v. i. To shrink into furrows and ridges.

5. n. A winkle.

6. n. A small ridge, prominence, or furrow formed by the shrinking or contraction of any smooth substance; a corrugation; a crease; a slight fold; as, wrinkle in the skin; a wrinkle in cloth.

7. v. t. To contract into furrows and prominences; to make a wrinkle or wrinkles in; to corrugate; as, wrinkle the skin or the brow.

8. v. i. To shrink into furrows and ridges.

Definition of Wrinkle

1. Noun. A small furrow, ridge or crease in an otherwise smooth surface. ¹

2. Noun. A line or crease in the skin, especially when caused by age or fatigue. ¹

3. Noun. A fault, imperfection or bug especially in a new system or product; typically, they will need to be ironed out. ¹

4. Verb. (transitive) To make wrinkles in; to cause to have wrinkles. ¹

5. Verb. (intransitive) To pucker or become uneven or irregular. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Wrinkle

1. to make wrinkles (small ridges or furrows) in [v -KLED, -KLING, -KLES]

Medical Definition of Wrinkle

1. 1. A small ridge, prominence, or furrow formed by the shrinking or contraction of any smooth substance; a corrugation; a crease; a slight fold; as, wrinkle in the skin; a wrinkle in cloth. "The wrinkles in my brows." "Within I do not find wrinkles and used heart, but unspent youth." (Emerson) 2. Hence, any roughness; unevenness. "Not the least wrinkle to deform the sky." (Dryden) 3. [Perhaps a different word, and a dim. AS. Wrenc a twisting, deceit. Cf. Wrench] A notion or fancy; a whim; as, to have a new wrinkle. Origin: OE. Wrinkil, AS. Wrincle; akin to OD. Wrinckel, and prob. To Dan. Rynke, Sw. Rynka, Icel. Hrukka, OHG. Runza, G. Runzel, L. Ruga. 1. To contract into furrows and prominences; to make a wrinkle or wrinkles in; to corrugate; as, wrinkle the skin or the brow. "Sport that wrinkled Care derides." "Her wrinkled form in black and white arrayed." (Pope) 2. Hence, to make rough or uneven in any way. "A keen north wind that, blowing dry, Wrinkled the face of deluge, as decayed." (Milton) "Then danced we on the wrinkled sand." (Bryant) To wrinkle at, to sneer at. Origin: Wrinkled; Wrinkling. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Wrinkle

wrigs
wrily
wrine
wrines
wring
wring from
wring out
wringable
wringbolt
wringed
wringer
wringers
wringing
wringings
wrings
wrinkle (current term)
wrinkle-free
wrinkle-resistant
wrinkled
wrinkleless
wrinkleproof
wrinkler muscle of eyebrow
wrinkles
wrinklier
wrinklies
wrinkliest
wrinkling
wrinkly
wrist
wrist-drop

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