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shrinks, 3rd person singular present; shrunk, past participle; shrank, past tense; shrunken, past participle; shrinking, present participle;
  1. Become or make smaller in size or amount; contract or cause to contract
    • - the workforce has shrunk to less than a thousand
    • - the summer sun had shrunk and dried the wood
  2. (of clothes or material) Become smaller as a result of being immersed in water

  3. (esp. of a person's face or other part of the body) Withered, wrinkled, or shriveled through old age or illness
    • - a tiny shrunken face and enormous eyes
  4. Become withdrawn

  5. Slip a metal tire or other fitting on to (something) while it is expanded with heat and allow it to tighten in place
    • - the metal is unsuitable for shrinking onto wooden staves
  6. Move back or away, esp. because of fear or disgust
    • - she shrank away from him, covering her face
    • - he shrank back against the wall
  7. Be averse to or unwilling to do (something difficult or unappealing)
    • - I don't shrink from my responsibilities
  1. A clinical psychologist, psychiatrist, or psychotherapist
    • - you should see a shrink

  1. psychiatrist: a physician who specializes in psychiatry
  2. shrivel: wither, as with a loss of moisture; "The fruit dried and shriveled"
  3. flinch: draw back, as with fear or pain; "she flinched when they showed the slaughtering of the calf"
  4. reduce in size; reduce physically; "Hot water will shrink the sweater"; "Can you shrink this image?"
  5. become smaller or draw together; "The fabric shrank"; "The balloon shrank"
  6. decrease in size, range, or extent; "His earnings shrank"; "My courage shrivelled when I saw the task before me"
  7. Shrink is the fourth album by German indie rock/electronica group The Notwist. The album is notable for its movement away from the group's punk origins and including elements of electronica, ambient, and jazz.
  8. Shrink is a 2009 American independent film about a psychologist who treats members of the entertainment industry in Los Angeles. It stars an ensemble cast headed by Kevin Spacey as Dr. Henry Carter. ...
  9. This is a list of experiments from the Disney animated Lilo & Stitch franchise, most of them making their first appearances in ''. These experiments are genetically engineered creatures created by Dr. Jumba Jookiba in his lab at "Galaxy Defense Industries", with the assistance of Dr. ...
  10. Resizing (including size-changing, miniaturization, magnification, shrinking, and enlargement), is a theme in fiction, in particular in fairy tales, fantasy, and science fiction.
  11. Michael Slade (b. 1947, Lethbridge, Alberta) is the pen name of Canadian novelist Jay Clarke, a lawyer who has participated in more than 100 criminal cases and who specializes in criminal insanity. Before Clarke entered law school, his undergraduate studies focused on history. ...
  12. A psychiatrist or therapist; a head-shrinker; To contract, to become smaller, especially through exposure to cold and moisture; To cause something to become smaller; To attempt to avoid an unwanted or intimidating duty; as, to shrink from a task
  13. (Shrinking) Contracting fabric with steam or water to eliminate excess in certain areas.
  14. (Shrinking) The process where a newly sprayed paint contracts as it dries. See Sinkage.
  15. A reduction in die (chip) size. A reduction in the size of the circuit design resulting in smaller die sizes that increases the number of possible die per wafer.
  16. Inventory/merchandise loss resulting from theft, spoilage, short deliveries, etc.
  17. Internal rupture occurring in castings due to contraction during cooling. Also applied to surface shrinkage cracks.
  18. Refers to the weight loss from animals, meat/meat products which may occur throughout the product's life.
  19. The difference in volume between liquid metal and solid metal or the void (shrink hole) left in a casting because of it.
  20. Defined as the ability to become smaller.
  21. meaning a psychiatrist, comes from “head-shrinker,” referring to some native groups in the Amazon. You wouldn’t want to be their enemy. The warriors stripped the skin from your skull, which mummified it to the size of fist. ...
  22. Loss of water mainly due to evaporation and leakage.
  23. Embarrassment; lack of confidence; feeling 'small' or insignificant; psychological issues that you feel require a 'head shrink' / Returning to a childhood feeling state; something that is becoming less threatening or interesting; reducing something powerful into a manageable size
  24. To draw together; to contract. To attach one piece to another by heating it, placing it, and then allowing it to cool.
  25. wrap — is produced according to state standard specifications 25951-83, made of high pressure polyethylene, grades 15803-020, 15813-020, 10803-02, 15313-003 and other recommended by state standard specifications16337-77. It also can be made of foreign grades of polyethylene. ...