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Meaning of SHRINKING

Pronunciation:  shr'ingking

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  the act of becoming less
  2. [n]  process or result of becoming less or smaller; "the material lost 2 inches per yard in shrinkage"
 

SHRINKING is a 9 letter word that starts with S.

 

 Synonyms: shrinkage
 
 See Also: compression, condensation, contraction, decrease, decrease, diminution, drop-off, lessening, miniaturisation, miniaturization, reduction, step-down

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Shrink"ing\,
a. & n. from {Shrink}.

{Shrinking head} (Founding), a body of molten metal connected
   with a mold for the purpose of supplying metal to
   compensate for the shrinkage of the casting; -- called
   also {sinking head}, and {riser}.

 

 

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