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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"

  2. shrinking(noun)

    the act of becoming less

Wiktionary

  1. shrinking(Adjective)

    Possessing the property of reducing in size or significance.

    She's a shrinking violet, whenever people look at her she gets smaller.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Shrinking

    of Shrink

  2. Shrinking

    a. & n. from Shrink

How to pronounce shrinking?

  1. Alex
    Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
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How to say shrinking in sign language?

  1. shrinking

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of shrinking in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of shrinking in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of shrinking in a Sentence

  1. Eric Rosengren:

    Despite the passage of time and adoption of better policies, one could argue that the Japanese banking system is now, once again, being threatened by adverse economic conditions, a shrinking population, aging demographics, and very low interest rates provide very little room for Japanese banks to operate profitably. This of course provides an incentive to reach for yield, potentially implying additional risk-taking.

  2. Bernie Sanders:

    At a time when the middle class is shrinking, poverty is increasing and millions of Americans are working longer hours for lower wages it makes no sense to me to have an immigration bill which, over a period of years, would bring millions of 'guest workers' into this country who are prepared to work for lower wages than American workers, we need to increase wages in this country, not lower them.

  3. Pierre Trudeau:

    For the past 10 years Stephen Harper has ignored the people who do most of the heavy lifting in our economy, the people who work longer and longer hours for an ever shrinking piece of the pies.

  4. 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.

  5. Ole Houe:

    The Australian wheat crop is shrinking at the moment as more and more grain is cut for hay, we are looking at a crop of around 19 million tonnes at the moment and it could get lower unless we get rain over the next two-three weeks.

Images & Illustrations of shrinking

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