a past participle of shrink.
verb (used without object), shrank or, often shrunk; shrunk or shrunken; shrinking.
to draw back, as in retreat or avoidance:
to shrink from danger; to shrink from contact.
to contract or lessen in size, as from exposure to conditions of temperature or moisture:
This cloth will not shrink if washed in lukewarm water.
to become reduced in extent or compass.
verb (used with object), shrank or, often shrunk; shrunk or shrunken; shrinking.
to cause to shrink or contract; reduce.
Textiles. to cause (a fabric) to contract during finishing, thus preventing shrinkage, during laundering, of the garments made from it.
an act or instance of shrinking.
a shrinking movement.
Also, shrinker. Also called head shrinker. Slang. a psychotherapist, psychiatrist, or psychoanalyst.
a past participle of shrink
(usually prenominal) reduced in size: a shrunken head
verb shrinks, shrinking, shrank, shrunk, shrunk, shrunken
to contract or cause to contract as from wetness, heat, cold, etc
to become or cause to become smaller in size
(intransitive) often foll by from
to recoil or withdraw: to shrink from the sight of blood
to feel great reluctance (at): to shrink from killing an animal
the act or an instance of shrinking
(slang) a psychiatrist
SHS Society for Human Sexuality
SHSRR Society for Health Services Research in Radiology
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noun, plural shtetlach [shtet-lahkh, -luh kh, shteyt-] /ˈʃtɛt lɑx, -ləx, ˈʃteɪt-/ (Show IPA). English, shtetls. Yiddish. 1. (formerly) a Jewish village or small-town community in eastern Europe. noun (pl) shtetlach (ˈʃtetlaːx), shtetls 1. (formerly) a small Jewish community in Eastern Europe