Associations to the word «Shrinking»


SHRINKING, verb. Present participle of shrink
SHRINKING, noun. The act of one who, or that which, shrinks; act of becoming smaller or moving timidly away.
SHRINKING VIOLET, noun. (idiomatic) A very shy person, who avoids contact with others if possible.
SHRINKING VIOLETS, noun. Plural of shrinking violet

Dictionary definition

SHRINKING, noun. Process or result of becoming less or smaller; "the material lost 2 inches per yard in shrinkage".
SHRINKING, noun. The act of becoming less.

Wise words

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Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.