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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - The act of stealing goods that are on display in a store; The amount by which something becomes smaller; Process or result of becoming less or smaller.

Usage examples (40)
  • Pollution led to a shrinkage of grasslands.
  • shrinkage is the retail trade's euphemism for shoplifting
  • The material lost 2 inches per yard in shrinkage
  • Here are NASA images of the polar ice cap in 1979 and 2003: The massive shrinkage is obvious. for more
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