contract+into+wrinkles

  • 1wrinkle — I. noun Etymology: Middle English, back formation from wrinkled twisted, winding, probably from Old English gewrinclod, past participle of gewrinclian to wind, from ge , perfective prefix + wrinclian (akin to wrencan to wrench) more at co Date:… …

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  • 2wrinkle — A furrow, fold, or crease in the skin, particularly with increasing occurrence as a result of sun exposure or, in perioral skin, cigarette smoking; associated with degeneration of dermal elastic tissue. * * * wrin·kle …

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  • 3Knit — (n[i^]t), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Knit} or {Knitted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Knitting}.] [OE. knitten, knutten, As. cnyttan, fr. cnotta knot; akin to Icel. kn[=y]ta, Sw. knyta, Dan. knytte. See {Knot}.] 1. To form into a knot, or into knots; to tie… …

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  • 4Knit — (n[i^]t), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Knit} or {Knitted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Knitting}.] [OE. knitten, knutten, As. cnyttan, fr. cnotta knot; akin to Icel. kn[=y]ta, Sw. knyta, Dan. knytte. See {Knot}.] 1. To form into a knot, or into knots; to tie… …

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  • 5Knitted — Knit Knit (n[i^]t), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Knit} or {Knitted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Knitting}.] [OE. knitten, knutten, As. cnyttan, fr. cnotta knot; akin to Icel. kn[=y]ta, Sw. knyta, Dan. knytte. See {Knot}.] 1. To form into a knot, or into knots; to… …

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  • 6Knitting — Knit Knit (n[i^]t), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Knit} or {Knitted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Knitting}.] [OE. knitten, knutten, As. cnyttan, fr. cnotta knot; akin to Icel. kn[=y]ta, Sw. knyta, Dan. knytte. See {Knot}.] 1. To form into a knot, or into knots; to… …

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  • 7crumple — crumply, adj. /krum peuhl/, v., crumpled, crumpling, n. v.t. 1. to press or crush into irregular folds or into a compact mass; bend out of shape; rumple; wrinkle. 2. to cause to collapse or give way suddenly: That right hook to the midsection… …

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  • 8cor|ru|ga|tor — «KR uh GAY tuhr, KOR », noun. 1. Anatomy. a muscle that causes the skin to contract into wrinkles, especially one of two small muscles which contract the brow in the action of frowning. 2. a machine that corrugates paper or cardboard …

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  • 9cockle — cockle1 /kok euhl/, n., v., cockled, cockling. n. 1. any bivalve mollusk of the genus Cardium, having somewhat heart shaped, radially ribbed valves, esp. C. edule, the common edible species of Europe. 2. any of various allied or similar mollusks …

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  • 10crumple — crum•ple [[t]ˈkrʌm pəl[/t]] v. pled, pling, n. 1) to mash or crush into irregular folds or a compact mass 2) to cause to collapse 3) to contract into wrinkles; shrink or shrivel 4) to give way suddenly; collapse 5) an irregular fold or wrinkle •… …

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  • 11cockle — /ˈkɒkəl / (say kokuhl) noun 1. any of the bivalve molluscs with somewhat heart shaped, radially ribbed valves which constitute the genus Cardium, especially C. edule, the common edible species of Europe. 2. any of the similar bivalve molluscs… …

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  • 12crumple — [c]/ˈkrʌmpəl / (say krumpuhl) verb (crumpled, crumpling) –verb (t) 1. to draw or press into irregular folds; rumple; wrinkle. –verb (i) 2. to contract into wrinkles; shrink; shrivel. 3. to collapse; give way. –noun 4. an irregular fold or wrinkle …

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  • 13corrugate — v. 1 tr. (esp. as corrugated adj.) form into alternate ridges and grooves, esp. to strengthen (corrugated iron; corrugated paper). 2 tr. & intr. contract into wrinkles or folds. Derivatives: corrugation n. Etymology: L corrugare (as COM , rugare… …

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  • 14Cockle — Coc kle, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Cockled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Cockling}.] [Of uncertian origin.] To cause to contract into wrinkles or ridges, as some kinds of cloth after a wetting. [1913 Webster] {Cockling sea}, waves dashing against each other with …

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  • 15Cockled — Cockle Coc kle, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Cockled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Cockling}.] [Of uncertian origin.] To cause to contract into wrinkles or ridges, as some kinds of cloth after a wetting. [1913 Webster] {Cockling sea}, waves dashing against each… …

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  • 16Cockling — Cockle Coc kle, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Cockled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Cockling}.] [Of uncertian origin.] To cause to contract into wrinkles or ridges, as some kinds of cloth after a wetting. [1913 Webster] {Cockling sea}, waves dashing against each… …

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  • 17Cockling sea — Cockle Coc kle, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Cockled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Cockling}.] [Of uncertian origin.] To cause to contract into wrinkles or ridges, as some kinds of cloth after a wetting. [1913 Webster] {Cockling sea}, waves dashing against each… …

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  • 18Rivel — Riv el, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Riveled};p. pr. & vb. n. {Riveling}.] [AS. gerifled, geriflod, gerifod, wrinkled, geriflian, gerifian, to wrinkle. See {Rifle} a gun, {Rive}.] To contract into wrinkles; to shrivel; to shrink; as, riveled fruit;… …

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  • 19Riveled — Rivel Riv el, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Riveled};p. pr. & vb. n. {Riveling}.] [AS. gerifled, geriflod, gerifod, wrinkled, geriflian, gerifian, to wrinkle. See {Rifle} a gun, {Rive}.] To contract into wrinkles; to shrivel; to shrink; as, riveled fruit; …

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  • 20Riveling — Rivel Riv el, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Riveled};p. pr. & vb. n. {Riveling}.] [AS. gerifled, geriflod, gerifod, wrinkled, geriflian, gerifian, to wrinkle. See {Rifle} a gun, {Rive}.] To contract into wrinkles; to shrivel; to shrink; as, riveled fruit; …

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