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shrinker

[shring-ker] /ˈʃrɪŋ kər/
noun
1.
a person or thing that shrinks.
2.
a device or chemical substance for shrinking.
3.
Slang. shrink (def 9).
Origin of shrinker
1545-1555
First recorded in 1545-55; shrink + -er1
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  • He himself was no coward, no shrinker from the great issues.

    The Double Four E. Phillips Oppenheim
  • Now, having brought her to this situation, he abruptly abandoned the wheel and turned it over to his colleague, the shrinker.

    Jill the Reckless P. G. (Pelham Grenville) Wodehouse

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