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Noun, Verb (usu participle)
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     A winkle.  [1913 Webster]
wrinklen. [OE. wrinkil, AS. wrincle; akin to OD. wrinckel, and prob. to Dan. rynke, Sw. rynka, Icel. hrukka, OHG. runza, G. runzel, L. ruga. .].
  •  A small ridge, prominence, or furrow formed by the shrinking or contraction of any smooth substance; a corrugation; a crease; a slight fold; as, wrinkle in the skin; a wrinkle in cloth.  Shak.  [1913 Webster]
    "Within I do not find wrinkles and used heart, but unspent youth."  [1913 Webster]
  •  hence, any roughness; unevenness.  [1913 Webster]
    "Not the least wrinkle to deform the sky."  [1913 Webster]
  •  A notion or fancy; a whim; as, to have a new wrinkle.  [1913 Webster]
wrinklev. t. 
  •  To contract into furrows and prominences; to make a wrinkle or wrinkles in; to corrugate; as, wrinkle the skin or the brow.  Milton.  [1913 Webster]
    "Her wrinkled form in black and white arrayed."  [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.
    "  [1913 Webster]
    "Then danced we on the wrinkled sand."  [1913 Webster]
To wrinkle at, to sneer at. [Obs.] Marston.
wrinklev. i. 
     To shrink into furrows and ridges.  [1913 Webster]


wrinkle, n. & v.
1 a slight crease or depression in the skin such as is produced by age.
2 a similar mark in another flexible surface.
3 colloq. a useful tip or clever expedient.
1 tr. make wrinkles in.
2 intr. form wrinkles; become marked with wrinkles.

orig. repr. OE gewrinclod sinuous



abbreviate, age, bezel, bonus, bristle, canal, canalize, carve, chamfer, channel, chase, cheat the undertaker, chink, chisel, circumscribe, coarct, cocker, cockle, compact, compress, concentrate, condense, consolidate, constrict, constringe, contract, corrugate, corrugation, crack, cramp, crankle, cranny, craze, crease, crimp, crimple, crinkle, crumple, curtail, cut, dado, decline, decoration, decrease, dike, ditch, dodder, draw, draw in, draw together, engrave, engraving, extra, extra added attraction, extra dash, fad, faddiness, faddishness, faddism, faddist, fade, fail, filigree, filling, fillip, flourish, flute, fluting, fold, frill, furrow, gash, get along, get on, goffer, gouge, groove, grow old, gully, incise, incision, knit, knot, lagniappe, microgroove, narrow, novelty, ornament, padding, pleat, plica, plow, premium, pucker, pucker up, purse, rabbet, rage, reduce, ridge, rifle, rifling, rimple, ripple, rivel, ruck, ruckle, ruffle, rumple, rut, score, scratch, screw, scrunch, set on edge, shake, shirr, shorten, shrivel, sink, slit, solidify, something extra, strangle, strangulate, streak, stria, striate, striation, stuffing, sulcation, sulcus, superaddition, totter, trench, trimming, trough, turn gray, turn white, twist, wane, waste away, well-worn groove, wimple, wither, wizen




VB be convoluted, wind, twine, turn and twist, twirl, wave, undulate, meander, inosculate, entwine, intwine, twist, coil, roll, wrinkle, curl, crisp, twill, frizzle, crimp, crape, indent, scollop, scallop, wring, intort, contort, wreathe.


N fold, plicature, plait, pleat, ply, crease, tuck, gather, flexion, flexure, joint, elbow, double, doubling, duplicature, gather, wrinkle, rimple, crinkle, crankle, crumple, rumple, rivel, ruck, ruffle, dog's ear, corrugation, frounce, flounce, lapel, pucker, crow's feet, plication, folded, fluted, pleated.

VB fold, double, plicate, plait, crease, wrinkle, crinkle, crankle, curl, cockle up, cocker, rimple, rumple, flute, frizzle, frounce, rivel, twill, corrugate, ruffle, crimple, crumple, pucker, turn down, double down, down under, tuck, ruck, hem, gather.

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