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The Collaborative Dictionary

Wrinkle \Wrin"kle\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Wrinkled; p. pr. & vb. n. Wrinkling.] [1913 Webster]
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]
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]

Word Net

wrinkled adj
1 marked with wrinkles or furrows; "her ancient wrinkled cheeks" [syn: wrinkly]
2 made or become wrinkled as by crushing or folding; "tired travelers in wrinkled clothes" [ant: unwrinkled]
3 (of linens or clothes) not ironed; "a pile of unironed laundry"; "wore unironed jeans" [syn: unironed] [ant: ironed]




  1. An uneven surface with many furrows and prominent points, often in reference to the skin or hide of animals.
    As the ocean receded from the beach it left the sand appearing wrinkled.


  1. To crush, manipulate, or shrink a surface to make it wrinkle with furrows and prominences.
    Placing the fabric in hot water wrinkled it.

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