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shrink

shrink

 
 
pronunciation:
shrIngk
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part of speech: verb
inflections: shrinks, shrinking, shrunk, shrunken
definition: to become smaller or cause to become smaller.
Wool clothing shrinks in hot water.He shrank his sweater by washing it in hot water.
synonyms:
contract
antonyms:
expand, grow, increase, swell
similar words:
decrease
derivations: shrinkable (adj.), shrinkingly (adv.), shrinker (n.)
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