Meaning of SHRINKAGE in English


/ ˈʃrɪŋkɪdʒ; NAmE / noun

[ U ] the process of becoming smaller in size; the amount by which sth becomes smaller :

the shrinkage of heavy industry

She bought a slightly larger size to allow for shrinkage.

Oxford Advanced Learner's English Dictionary.      Оксфордский английский словарь для изучающик язык на продвинутом уровне.