What is another word for shrunk?

Pronunciation: [ʃɹˈʌŋk] (IPA)

Shrunk is a word that represents an object that has decreased in size or dwindled in substance. It is a common verb that people use to describe something that has become smaller. However, there are various synonyms for this word which help to express the same concept in a different and perhaps more descriptive manner. These synonyms include words like diminished, shrunken, reduced, decreased, contracted, condensed, compressed, decreased, cut down, and shortened. Each of these words adds a different shade of meaning to describe the shrinking process. So, be sure to choose the appropriate synonym depending on the context in which you want to use it.

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Usage examples for Shrunk

Nor has the author consciously shrunk from saying what seemed to him proper to be said because the utterance would be unwelcome, either to the latest critical theory, or to the last sensational gospel of an hour.
"The Expositor's Bible: The Book of Exodus"
G. A. Chadwick
He had fought a battle from which gods would have shrunk, and had come out clean.
"The Man from Jericho"
Edwin Carlile Litsey
He admitted that he had shrunk from it, of late, or, at least, had been content to sink back among the rank and file.
"The Greater Power"
Harold Bindloss W. Herbert Dunton

Famous quotes with Shrunk

  • It is curious how, from time immemorial, man seems to have associated the idea of evil with beauty, shrunk from it with a sort of ghostly fear, while, at the same time drawn to it by force of its hypnotic attraction.
    Richard Le Gallienne
  • They have shrunk from inquiry, though they have strained after punishment. I have in every shape dared the one, that I might, so far as lay in my power, be able to secure the other.
    Joseph Howe
  • If, amid the multitude of contending counsel, you have hesitated and doubted; if, when a great measure suggested itself, you have shrunk from the vast responsibility, afraid to go forward lest you should go wrong, what wonder?
    Robert Dale Owen
  • It might take some here and there, but Apple's market share in the global computer business has really shrunk pretty far, and where they've been making success recently is not in the computer business but in the iPod music business.
    Kevin Rollins
  • The reality is that the workforce relative to the number of people retired has shrunk and today in America there are only 3.3 working Americans paying payroll taxes to support each individual currently retired and collecting Social Security taxes.
    John Shadegg

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