Synonyms for shrink

Synonyms for (noun) shrink

Synonyms: psychiatrist, shrink, head-shrinker

Definition: a physician who specializes in psychiatry

Similar words: specialist, medical specialist

Definition: practices one branch of medicine

Synonyms for (verb) shrink

Synonyms: shrink, shrivel

Definition: decrease in size, range, or extent

Usage: His earnings shrank; My courage shrivelled when I saw the task before me

Similar words: fall, lessen, diminish, decrease

Definition: decrease in size, extent, or range

Usage: The amount of homework decreased towards the end of the semester; The cabin pressure fell dramatically; her weight fell to under a hundred pounds; his voice fell to a whisper


Synonyms: shrink, contract

Definition: become smaller or draw together

Usage: The fabric shrank; The balloon shrank

Similar words: fall, lessen, diminish, decrease

Definition: decrease in size, extent, or range

Usage: The amount of homework decreased towards the end of the semester; The cabin pressure fell dramatically; her weight fell to under a hundred pounds; his voice fell to a whisper


Synonyms: shrink, reduce

Definition: reduce in size; reduce physically

Usage: Hot water will shrink the sweater; Can you shrink this image?

Similar words: lessen, minify, decrease

Definition: make smaller

Usage: He decreased his staff


Synonyms: wither, shrink, shrivel, shrivel up

Definition: wither, as with a loss of moisture

Usage: The fruit dried and shriveled

Similar words: fall, lessen, diminish, decrease

Definition: decrease in size, extent, or range

Usage: The amount of homework decreased towards the end of the semester; The cabin pressure fell dramatically; her weight fell to under a hundred pounds; his voice fell to a whisper


Synonyms: cringe, wince, squinch, shrink, flinch, funk, quail, recoil

Definition: draw back, as with fear or pain

Usage: she flinched when they showed the slaughtering of the calf

Similar words: move

Definition: move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion

Usage: He moved his hand slightly to the right