AskDefine | Define wrinkling

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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]

English

Verb

wrinkling
  1. present participle of wrinkle
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