What is another word for shrunken?

Pronunciation: [ʃɹˈʌŋkən] (IPA)

Shrunken is a word that describes something that has become smaller, usually due to some external factor. There are many synonyms for shrunken that can be used to describe the same thing in different ways. Some of the most common synonyms include shriveled, withered, dried up, wilted, reduced, diminished, contracted, decreased, and condensed. Each of these words describes a slightly different aspect of something that has become smaller, but they all convey the same basic meaning. Whether you're talking about a shrinking piece of clothing or a shrunken head, there are many ways to describe this phenomenon using a variety of synonyms that add depth and nuance to your language.

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What are the opposite words for shrunken?

The word "shrunken" means to have become smaller in size. Antonyms for the word "shrunken" include "expanded", "enlarged", "extended", "swollen", and "inflated". These words represent the opposite of "shrunken" and describe something that has increased in size or volume. "Expanded" and "enlarged" both imply an increase in size, while "extended" refers to something that has been elongated or stretched out. "Swollen" and "inflated" both describe something that has become larger due to an excess of fluid or air. By using these antonyms, we can accurately describe the opposite of something that has shrunk.

Usage examples for Shrunken

But it was shrunken and gaping from the heat, and at once filled with water.
"Reminiscences of a South African Pioneer"
W. C. Scully
Her face was shrunken and aquiline, but any hint of sharpness was dispelled by the large blue eyes, at once sagacious and innocent, which seemed to regard the world with an enormous desire that it should behave itself nobly, and an entire confidence that it could do so, if it would only take the pains.
"Night and Day"
Virginia Woolf
The thievish Calapooyas and good Klick-i-tats have lost their tribal connections, and their shrunken remnants have been shifted away north to the Indian reserve.
"Two Years in Oregon"
Wallis Nash

Famous quotes with Shrunken

  • On this shrunken globe, men can no longer live as strangers.
    Adlai Stevenson
  • Winter lies too long in country towns; hangs on until it is stale and shabby, old and sullen. On the farm the weather was the great fact, and men's affairs went on underneath it, as the streams creep under the ice. But in Black Hawk the scene of human life was spread out shrunken and pinched, frozen down to the bare stalk.
    Willa Cather
  • Earth, left silent by the wind of night, Seems shrunken 'neath the gray unmeasured height.
    William Morris
  • Eons and unimaginable eons ago, before mankind existed on earth, only the waters existed. There was no land. And from the slime there sprang up a race of beings which dwelt in the sunken abysses of the ocean, inhuman creatures that worshipped Dagon, their god. When eventually the waters receded and great continents arose, these beings were driven down to the lowest depths. Their mighty kingdom, that had once stretched from pole to pole, was shrunken as the huge land masses lifted. Mankind came — but from whence I do not know — and civilizations arose. … These things hate man, for they feel that man has usurped their kingdom. Their greatest hope is to sink the continents again, so that the seas will roll over all the earth, and not a human being will survive. Their power will embrace the whole world, as it once did eons ago. They are not human, you see, and they worship Dagon. They want no other gods worshipped on Earth. Ishtar, dark Eblis, even Poseidon of the sunlit seas. . . .
    Henry Kuttner

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