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English noun: shrinking

1. shrinking (event) process or result of becoming less or smaller


SamplesThe material lost 2 inches per yard in shrinkage.


Synonymsshrinkage


Broader (hypernym)decrease, drop-off, lessening


Narrower (hyponym)compression, condensation, contraction

2. shrinking (act) the act of becoming less


Broader (hypernym)decrease, diminution, reduction, step-down


Narrower (hyponym)miniaturisation, miniaturization









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