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Definition of "shrunken" [shrunk•en]

  • A past participle of shrink. (verb)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "shrunken" in a sentence
  • "Also available for $14.98 was a grey and black version of the shrunken vest Victorya put over her design, but I passed on that, because really, for most of us, "shrunken" is just a code word for "impractical.""
  • "These goatskin shrunken heads are handmade in Ecuador only for us."
  • "What is called a bony lesion by the osteopath and a subluxation by the chiropractor, is in reality a "ligatight," that is, a shrunken condition of the connective tissue forming the various ligaments that bind the vertebrae together."