Definition of "shrinking" []

  • To contract or cause to contract as from wetness, heat, cold, etc (verb)
  • To become or cause to become smaller in size (verb)
  • To recoil or withdraw (verb)
  • To feel great reluctance (at) (verb)
  • The act or an instance of shrinking (noun)
  • A psychiatrist (noun)
  • Possessing the property of reducing in size or significance. (adjective) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

  • Present participle of shrink. (verb) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "shrinking" in a sentence
  • "As to the man himself, there is a point at which virtue becomes vice, and vice versâ, and his pusillanimity in shrinking from the inconvenience and terrible disagreeableness of 'making a row' coincides with his good-nature."
  • "She recalled his shrinking from the boys, and his hasty refusal to go to the homestead."
  • "If URL shrinking is your thing, check out our Hive Five Best URL Shrinkers for a comparison of address helpers."