EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

shrink +‎ -ing.

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

shrinking

  1. present participle of shrink

NounEdit

shrinking (plural shrinkings)

  1. The act of one who, or that which, shrinks; act of becoming smaller or moving timidly away.
    • 1822, The New Monthly Magazine and Literary Journal (volume 6, page 10)
      [] the silent grief beyond the power of words—the generous consolations of the noble sister—the shrinkings of the poor criminal, and his relapsings into a gentler penitence []