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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.


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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