shrunken


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shrunk·en

 (shrŭng′kən)
v.
A past participle of shrink.

shrunken

(ˈʃrʌŋkən)
vb
a past participle of shrink
adj
(usually prenominal) reduced in size: a shrunken head.

shrink

(ʃrɪŋk)

v. shrank, often, shrunk; shrunk shrunk•en; shrink•ing; v.i.
1. to contract or lessen in size: cloth that shrinks if washed.
2. to become reduced in extent, compass, or value.
3. to draw back; recoil: to shrink from danger.
v.t.
4. to cause to shrink or contract; reduce.
n.
6. an act or instance of shrinking.
8. Slang. a psychotherapist, psychiatrist, or psychoanalyst.
[before 900; Middle English schrinken, Old English scrincan, c. Middle Dutch schrinken, Swedish skrynka to shrink]
shrink′er,

n.
syn: See decrease.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.shrunken - lean and wrinkled by shrinkage as from age or illness; "the old woman's shriveled skin"; "he looked shriveled and ill"; "a shrunken old man"; "a lanky scarecrow of a man with withered face and lantern jaws"-W.F.Starkie; "he did well despite his withered arm"; "a wizened little man with frizzy grey hair"
lean, thin - lacking excess flesh; "you can't be too rich or too thin"; "Yon Cassius has a lean and hungry look"-Shakespeare
2.shrunken - reduced in efficacy or vitality or intensity; "our shriveled receipts during the storm"; "as the project wore on she found her enthusiasm shriveled"; "the dollar's shrunken buying power"
decreased, reduced - made less in size or amount or degree

shrunken

adjective
Physically haggard:
Translations
مُتَقَلِّصمُنْكَمِش، مُتَقَلِّص
scvrklýsražený
krympet
kutistunut
smanjen
összezsugorodott
rÿrnaîur, samanskroppinn
縮んだ
줄어든
scvrknutý
krympt
ที่หดลง
çekmişdaralmışkısalmış
bị co lại

shrunken

[ˈʃrʌŋkən] ADJencogido

shrunken

[ˈʃrʌŋkən] adjratatiné(e)

shrunken

adj(ein)geschrumpft; old persongeschrumpft; profits, savingszusammengeschrumpft

shrunken

[ˈʃrʌŋkn] adj (body) → rinsecchito/a

shrink1

(ʃriŋk) past tense shrank (ʃrӕŋk) : past participle shrunk (ʃraŋk) verb
1. to (cause material, clothes etc to) become smaller. My jersey shrank in the wash; Do they shrink the material before they make it up into clothes?
2. to move back in fear, disgust etc (from). She shrank (back) from the man.
3. to wish to avoid something unpleasant. I shrank from telling him the terrible news.
ˈshrinkage (-kidʒ) noun
the act of shrinking, or the amount by which something shrinks.
shrunken (ˈʃraŋk(ən)) adjective
having been made or become smaller.

shrunken

مُتَقَلِّص sražený krympet eingelaufen ζαρωμένος encogido kutistunut rétréci smanjen ristretto 縮んだ 줄어든 gekrompen krympet skurczony encolhido сморщившийся krympt ที่หดลง kısalmış bị co lại 已萎缩的
References in classic literature ?
Her blooming full-pulsed youth stood there in a moral imprisonment which made itself one with the chill, colorless, narrowed landscape, with the shrunken furniture, the never-read books, and the ghostly stag in a pale fantastic world that seemed to be vanishing from the daylight.
Doth any man doubt, that if there were taken out of men's minds, vain opinions, flattering hopes, false valuations, imaginations as one would, and the like, but it would leave the minds, of a number of men, poor shrunken things, full of melancholy and indisposition, and unpleasing to themselves?
And so I am but bones, now, with a rough and frowsy skin humped and cornered upon my shrunken body - that skin which was once so glossy, that skin which she loved to stroke with her hand.