un shrunken

shrunken

[shruhng-kuhn]
verb
a past participle of shrink.

unshrunken, adjective
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shrunken (ˈʃrʌŋkən)
 
vb
1.  a past participle of shrink
 
adj
2.  (usually prenominal) reduced in size: a shrunken head

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shrink
O.E. scrincan (class III strong verb; past tense scranc, pp. scruncen), from P.Gmc. *skrenkanan (cf. M.Du. schrinken), probably from PIE base *(s)ker- "to turn, bend." Originally with causal shrench (cf. drink/drench). The meaning "draw back, recoil" (c.1300) perhaps was suggested by the behavior of
snails. The slang sense of "psychiatrist" is first recorded 1966, from head-shrinker (1950). Shrink-wrap is attested from 1961.
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shrink definition


  1. n.
    a psychoanalyst or psychotherapist. : I dropped a bundle on a shrink, but it didn't help me.
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