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English noun: shrinkage

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


SamplesThe material lost 2 inches per yard in shrinkage.


Synonymsshrinking


Broader (hypernym)decrease, drop-off, lessening


Narrower (hyponym)compression, condensation, contraction

2. shrinkage (attribute) the amount by which something shrinks


Broader (hypernym)decrease, decrement

3. shrinkage (act) the act of stealing goods that are on display in a store


SamplesShrinkage is the retail trade's euphemism for shoplifting.


Synonymsshoplifting


Broader (hypernym)larceny, stealing, theft, thievery, thieving









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