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shrinkage

Pronunciation: /ˈʃrɪŋkɪdʒ/

Translation of shrinkage in Spanish:

noun/nombre

uncountable/no numerable
  • 1.1 (of clothes, fabric) encogimiento (masculine); (of wood, metal) contracción (feminine); (of amount, number) reducción (feminine)
    Example sentences
    • At the beginning of the process, for moderate external glucose concentrations, small shrinkages were observed and vesicle shapes remained quasispherical.
    • Slightly overfill the crack to allow for shrinkage.
    • Formation of shrinkage cracks allows water infiltration that weakens the subgrade, which may lead to further fatigue cracking in the pavement structure.
    1.2 (stock losses) [Business/Comercio] fugas (feminine plural), pérdidas (feminine plural)
    Example sentences
    • The effect has been two agency closures, a couple of mergers, and further shrinkage is expected in the coming year.
    • The land of spoilage, shrinkage, of profit margins so thin that the accountant's hands bleed with a thousand sharp cuts.
    • Economic growth in 2006 is expected to slow because of to export shrinkage in the field of heavy production.

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