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shrinker

[ shring-ker ]
/ ˈʃrɪŋ kər /
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noun
a person or thing that shrinks.
a device or chemical substance for shrinking.
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Origin of shrinker

First recorded in 1545–55; shrink + -er1
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How to use shrinker in a sentence

  • 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
  • I see that conclusion the head-shrinker's afraid you'll get to, Skipper.

    Breaking Point|James E. Gunn
  • He himself was no coward, no shrinker from the great issues.

    The Double Four|E. Phillips Oppenheim
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