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Dictionary definition for: Shrink

1. (n) a physician who specializes in psychiatry

2. (v) wither, especially with a loss of moisture; "The fruit dried and shriveled"

3. (v) draw back, as with fear or pain; "she flinched when they showed the slaughtering of the calf"

4. (v) reduce in size; reduce physically; "Hot water will shrink the sweater" "Can you shrink this image?"

5. (v) become smaller or draw together; "The fabric shrank" "The balloon shrank"

6. (v) decrease in size, range, or extent; "His earnings shrank" "My courage shrivelled when I saw the task before me"

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