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Synonyms for shrinking

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. shrinking, shrinkage(noun)

    process or result of becoming less or smaller

    "the material lost 2 inches per yard in shrinkage"

    Synonyms:
    shoplifting, shrinkage

  2. shrinking(noun)

    the act of becoming less

    Synonyms:
    shrinkage

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. shrinking(a)

    Synonyms:
    coy, shy, diffident, bashful, modest, retiring

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "shrinking":

    contraction, narrowing, shrinkage, dwindling, stricture, declining, decreasing, diminishing, reduction, decrease, reducing

How to pronounce shrinking?

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Alex
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Daniel
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Karen
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Veena
Veena
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How to say shrinking in sign language?

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How to use shrinking in a sentence?

  1. Thomas Szasz:

    Adulthood is the ever-shrinking period between childhood and old age. It is the apparent aim of modern industrial societies to reduce this period to a minimum.

  2. Antoine Halff:

    In contrast with the crude market which is shrinking, the product market is becoming more global.

  3. Jeffrey Rosenberg:

    While monetary policy alone cannot, in our assessment, address the fundamental issues underlying today's credit cycle -excess capacity in the commodity sectors - the possibility of easing the pressure of a stronger dollar on weakening commodity prices and shrinking liquidity may for a short time relieve some of the negative sentiment that our longer-run outlook reflects.

  4. Simon Brooker:

    We can look at the shrinking of the map, regions that were endemic (for disease) are no longer endemic ... but what India is seeing is more and more hotspots of transmission.

  5. Robert Rector:

    The number of entrants nationwide is going down. The population is static if not shrinking.


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