[ US /ˈʃɹɪŋkɪŋ/ ]
[ UK /ʃɹˈɪŋkɪŋ/ ]
  1. process or result of becoming less or smaller
    the material lost 2 inches per yard in shrinkage
  2. the act of becoming less
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How To Use shrinking In A Sentence

  • We're currently shrinking the size of technology by a factor of 5.6 per linear dimension per decade, so it is conservative to say that this scenario will be feasible in a few decades.
  • Locked into declining industries and a shrinking public sector, unions have become ineffective. Times, Sunday Times
  • Moving onto land may have been a survival strategy resulting from the need to abandon one shrinking body of water for another .
  • Over 10,000 filar-micrometer and red light CCD measurements of Mars' north polar cap have been taken over the past 40 years, and they show that it has been shrinking. The polar-bears-on-the-melting-ice-cap photo.
  • Our brave front withstood unshrinkingly the heavy fire of rifles and cannon concentrated upon it.
  • In our ever shrinking world, the short range qualities of shotgun pellets mean we don't need big ranges and lots of space to enjoy our sport.
  • They were shrinking back from the basement door.
  • The yellow book has seen taxpayers, rather than companies, bear the cost of redundancies as shrinking budgets have shut defence factories across the country. Times, Sunday Times
  • Civic and church leaders are turning to downtown businesses for help in replacing shrinking government resources.
  • One thing is for sure - the interest in the manband won't be shrinking any time soon, unlike some other appendages. The Sun
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