Synonyms of shrinking


1. shrinking, shrinkage, decrease, lessening, drop-off

usage: process or result of becoming less or smaller; "the material lost 2 inches per yard in shrinkage"

2. shrinking, decrease, diminution, reduction, step-down

usage: the act of becoming less


1. shrivel, shrivel up, shrink, wither, decrease, diminish, lessen, fall

usage: wither, as with a loss of moisture; "The fruit dried and shriveled"

2. flinch, squinch, funk, cringe, shrink, wince, recoil, quail, move

usage: draw back, as with fear or pain; "she flinched when they showed the slaughtering of the calf"

3. shrink, reduce, decrease, lessen, minify

usage: reduce in size; reduce physically; "Hot water will shrink the sweater"; "Can you shrink this image?"

4. shrink, contract, decrease, diminish, lessen, fall

usage: become smaller or draw together; "The fabric shrank"; "The balloon shrank"

5. shrink, shrivel, decrease, diminish, lessen, fall

usage: decrease in size, range, or extent; "His earnings shrank"; "My courage shrivelled when I saw the task before me"

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