Related formsun·shrunk·en, adjective
Definition for shrunken (2 of 2)
verb (used without object), shrank or, often, shrunk; shrunk or shrunk·en; shrink·ing.
verb (used with object), shrank or, often, shrunk; shrunk or shrunk·en; shrink·ing.
Origin of shrink
Examples from the Web for shrunken
And I like the way you carried your mic pack like it was a shrunken head.A Reality TV Competition About Reading? Literary Death Match Wants a Show|Melissa Goldstein|December 13, 2012|DAILY BEAST
I miss the strife His shrunken staff, his hungry wife Inflame chafe!
So says Thomas Hobbes, whose definition of all laughter illuminates those moments when we smugly parade past the shrunken giants.GOP Primaries Provide a Feast for Our Schadenfreude Appetite|Eric G. Wilson|January 19, 2012|DAILY BEAST
With a taut, shrunken face, a penchant for cocaine injections, and a fondness for disguise and deception, Holmes is his own Hyde.
One sweater, in particular, a short-sleeve, shrunken crewneck, was charmingly marked by teardrop-shaped dollops of teal blue.
All the fluids of the eye escaped leaving it sightless and shrunken, and so it remained ever after.Revolutionary Reader|Sophie Lee Foster
Had she shrunken since he left her or was he grown so much huskier with the out of door life?The Search|Grace Livingston Hill
Allow it to remain in this way until it has shrunken sufficiently from the pan, and then lift off the pan.Woman's Institute Library of Cookery, Vol. 4|Woman's Institute of Domestic Arts and Sciences
Pani turned her head mournfully from side to side, and the shrunken lips made no reply.A Little Girl in Old Detroit|Amanda Minnie Douglas
The man was shrunken, knock-kneed, eccentric in dress and manner, and leaned heavily on his cane.A Tale of the Tow-Path|Homer Greene
British Dictionary definitions for shrunken (1 of 2)
British Dictionary definitions for shrunken (2 of 2)
verb shrinks, shrinking, shrank, shrunk, shrunk or shrunken
- to recoil or withdrawto shrink from the sight of blood
- to feel great reluctance (at)to shrink from killing an animal