HyperDic: shrinkage

English > 3 senses of the word shrinkage:
NOUNeventshrinkage, shrinkingprocess or result of becoming less or smaller
attributeshrinkagethe amount by which something shrinks / shrinks / shrinks
actshrinkage, shopliftingthe act of stealing goods that are on display in a store
shrinkage > pronunciation
Soundsshrih'ngkihjh
Rhymesabridge ... yardage: 133 rhymes with ihjh...
English > shrinkage: 3 senses > noun 1, event
MeaningProcess or result of becoming less or smaller.
Example"the material lost 2 inches per yard in shrinkage"
Synonymshrinking
Narrowercompression, condensation, contractionThe process or result of becoming smaller or pressed together
Broaderdecrease, lessening, drop-offA change downward
Spanishencogimiento
Verbsshrinkbecome smaller or draw together
shrinkreduce in size
English > shrinkage: 3 senses > noun 2, attribute
MeaningThe amount by which something shrinks / shrinks / shrinks.
Broaderdecrease, decrementThe amount by which something decreases
Spanishencogimiento
Catalanencongida, encongiment
English > shrinkage: 3 senses > noun 3, act
MeaningThe act of stealing goods that are on display in a store.
Example"shrinkage is the retail trade's euphemism for shoplifting"
Synonymshoplifting
Broaderlarceny, theft, thievery, thieving, stealingThe act of taking something from someone unlawfully

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