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shrunken

[ shruhng-kuhn ]
/ ˈʃrʌŋ kən /
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verb

a past participle of shrink.

adjective

contracted or lessened in size, extent, or scope: Many state agencies are operating with a shrunken workforce.

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OTHER WORDS FROM shrunken

un·shrunk·en, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for shrunken

shrunken
/ (ˈʃrʌŋkən) /

verb

a past participle of shrink

adjective

(usually prenominal) reduced in sizea shrunken head
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