Synonyms for shrinkage

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A very important factor in the value of a fabric is the shrinkage.

The quotient multiplied by 100 will give the per cent of shrinkage.

The creditor foresaw the shrinkage of his property, and feared it.

The time will come when over at our office there will be a shrinkage.

Moreover, shrinkage is often unequal in different portions of the same piece.

There is some shrinkage in the size of the cotton or paper acted upon.

This shrinkage is more particularly to be observed in the case of cotton.

It is very easy to make and fit, and is not materially affected by shrinkage.

Where there is a mitred or flush joint, the shrinkage is certain to show.

The shrinkage of straw is often remarkable and highly disastrous.

WORD ORIGIN

1713, "act or fact of shrinking," from shrink (v.) + -age. Meaning "amount by which something has shrunk" is from 1862.

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