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shrunken meaning and definition

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SHRUNKEN adjective

Definition of shrunken (adjective)

  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
Source: Princeton University Wordnet

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