shrunken

Part of speech: verb

Contracted and atrophied.

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Usage examples "shrunken":

  1. I cannot easily imagine two more pitiable objects than those I afterwards saw at Albany in Western Australia: a native man and woman begging, standing with their shrunken limbs in rags that barely covered them. - "Six Letters From the Colonies", Robert Seaton.
  2. He went down on his knees beside the old man and thrust his arm about the shrunken shoulders. - "The Bars of Iron", Ethel May Dell.
  3. " Look at us," continued Aunt Hester, drawing up her shrunken old form with a touch of pride. - "The Slave Of The Lamp", Henry Seton Merriman.