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  Definition of shrink
  1. a physician who specializes in psychiatry
  2. decrease in size, range, or extent; "His earnings shrank"; "My courage shrivelled when I saw the task before me"
  3. become smaller or draw together; "The fabric shrank"; "The balloon shrank"
  4. reduce in size; reduce physically; "Hot water will shrink the sweater"; "Can you shrink this image?"
  5. wither, especially with a loss of moisture; "The fruit dried and shriveled"
  6. draw back, as with fear or pain; "she flinched when they showed the slaughtering of the calf"
Similar Words: psychiatrist, head-shrinker, shrivel, contract, reduce, shrivel up, wither, flinch, squinch, funk, cringe, wince, recoil, quail

 

Hyponyms: alienist, analyst, psychoanalyst, Jaspers, Karl Jaspers, Karl Theodor Jaspers, Menninger, Charles Menninger, Charles Frederick Menninger, Karl Menninger, Karl Augustus Menninger, William Menninger, William Claire Menninger, Sullivan, Harry Stack Sullivan, flex, reduce, scale down, reef, miniaturize, miniaturise, depopulate, desolate, contract, atrophy, die back, die down, mummify, dry up, shrink back, retract

 

Derivational Morphology: shrinking, contraction, shrinkage, decrease, diminution, reduction, step-down, wince, flinch

 

 
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