Definition of Shrunken

1. Adjective. Lean and wrinkled by shrinkage as from age or illness. "A wizened little man with frizzy grey hair"

Exact synonyms: Shriveled, Shrivelled, Withered, Wizen, Wizened
Similar to: Lean, Thin



2. Adjective. Reduced in efficacy or vitality or intensity. "The dollar's shrunken buying power"
Exact synonyms: Shriveled, Shrivelled
Similar to: Decreased, Reduced

Definition of Shrunken

1. Adjective. Reduced in size as a result of shrinkage; shriveled. ¹

2. Verb. (past participle of shrink) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Shrunken

1. shrink [v] - See also: shrink

Lexicographical Neighbors of Shrunken

shrublands
shrubless
shrublet
shrublike
shrubs
shrubsteppe
shrubsteppes
shruff
shrug
shrug off
shrugged
shrugging
shruggingly
shrugs
shrunk
shrunken (current term)
shtchi
shtchis
shtetel
shtetels
shtetl
shtetlach
shtetls
shtick
shtickier
shtickiest
shtickl
shticks
shticky
shtik

Literary usage of Shrunken

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Botanical Abstracts by Board of Control of Botanical Abstracts (1921)
"shrunken endosperm. Jour. Heredity 12: 76-83. Fig. ÍO-Ц. 1921.—Plants from kernels with shrunken endosperm, occurring in maize from the Ponka Indians in ..."

2. The Works of Rufus Choate: With a Memoir of His Life by Rufus Choate, Samuel Gilman Brown (1862)
"How can it be pretended, as we have heard it urged, that it plunders the States of that poor, shrunken residue of sovereignty which the Constitution secured ..."

3. The Dictionary of English History edited by Sidney Low, Frederick Sanders Pulling (1896)
"Their ambition is to preserve the shrunken remnant of their dominions from the insidious encroachments of the Celt. The natives are rapidly assimilating the ..."

4. Venetian Life by William Dean Howells (1907)
"VENICE REVISITED A shrunken EFFECT IN THE PLACE—QUARRELING GONDOLIERS — GOOD ... I went to the Frari, and found it strangely shrunken, as in fact I found ..."

5. A Treatise on human physiology by John Call Dalton (1875)
"... by the blood-globules, is never to be seen in the blood while circulating in the vessels. RE» GLOBULES or THE BLOOD, shrunken, with their margina ..."

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