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Definition of 'shrunken'

See also: shrink 


  1. lean and wrinkled by shrinkage as from age or illness; "the old woman's shriveled skin"; "he looked shriveled and ill"; "a shrunken old man"; "a lanky scarecrow of a man with withered face and lantern jaws"-W.F.Starkie; "he did well despite his withered arm"; "a wizened little man with frizzy grey hair"
       Synonyms: shriveled shrivelled withered wizen wizened
  2. reduced in efficacy or vitality or intensity; "our shriveled receipts during the storm"; "as the project wore on she found her enthusiasm shriveled"; "the dollar's shrunken buying power"
       Synonyms: shriveled shrivelled
  3. reduced in size by being drawn together; "the shrunken dress was entirely too tight to wear"
       Synonyms: shrunk

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