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
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But in Black Hawk the scene of human life was spread out shrunken and pinched, frozen down to the bare stalk.
Forth she steps into the dusky, time-darkened passage; a tall figure, clad in black silk, with a long and shrunken waist, feeling her way towards the stairs like a near-sighted person, as in truth she is.
The life-buoy --a long slender cask --was dropped from the stern, where it always hung obedient to a cunning spring; but no hand rose to seize it, and the sun having long beat upon this cask it had shrunken, so that it slowly filled, and the parched wood also filled at its every pore; and the studded iron-bound cask followed the sailor to the bottom, as if to yield him his pillow, though in sooth but a hard one.
She was covered with a blanket, but he could see her shoulders and one arm lying bare; she was so shrunken he would scarcely have known her--she was all but a skeleton, and as white as a piece of chalk.
They were distant and isolated temporalities shrunken to toy con- structions in the lonely waste of what seemed a desert -- and was.
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.
To any one who had observed him before he lost his gold, it might have seemed that so withered and shrunken a life as his could hardly be susceptible of a bruise, could hardly endure any subtraction but such as would put an end to it altogether.
I looked down; my clothes hung formlessly on my shrunken limbs; the hand that lay on my knee was corded and hairy.
Even the lips were white, and the gums seemed to have shrunken back from the teeth, as we sometimes see in a corpse after a prolonged illness.
She cannot flee, Since her few tatters scarce suffice to clothe Her shrunken limbs.