• Shrink Definition & Synonyms

  1. (n.) The act shrinking; shrinkage; contraction; also, recoil; withdrawal.
  2. (v. t.) To draw back; to withdraw.
  3. (v. i.) To withdraw or retire, as from danger; to decline action from fear; to recoil, as in fear, horror, or distress.
  4. (v. i.) To wrinkle, bend, or curl; to shrivel; hence, to contract into a less extent or compass; to gather together; to become compacted.
  5. (v. i.) To express fear, horror, or pain by contracting the body, or part of it; to shudder; to quake.
  6. (v. t.) To cause to contract or shrink; as, to shrink finnel by imersing it in boiling water.

Contract, Cringe, Flinch, Funk, Quail, Recoil, Reduce, Shrivel, Squinch, Wince, Wither,

• Shrinkingly Definition & Synonyms

  1. (adv.) In a shrinking manner.

• Shrinkage Definition & Synonyms

  1. (n.) Decrease in value; depreciation.
  2. (n.) The act of shrinking; a contraction into less bulk or measurement.
  3. (n.) The amount of such contraction; the bulk or dimension lost by shrinking, as of grain, castings, etc.

Shoplifting, Shrinking,