Wrinkle Wrin"kle, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Wrinkled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Wrinkling}.] [1913 Webster] 1. To contract into furrows and prominences; to make a wrinkle or wrinkles in; to corrugate; as, wrinkle the skin or the brow. ``Sport that wrinkled Care derides.'' --Milton. [1913 Webster]

Her wrinkled form in black and white arrayed. --Pope. [1913 Webster]

2. Hence, to make rough or uneven in any way. [1913 Webster]

A keen north wind that, blowing dry, Wrinkled the face of deluge, as decayed. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

Then danced we on the wrinkled sand. --Bryant. [1913 Webster]

{To wrinkle at}, to sneer at. [Obs.] --Marston. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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