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1 a small fold in a soft and otherwise smooth surface
  • the old woman's face creased into wrinkles as she smiled
  • the curtains cascaded onto the floor in ripples and wrinkles

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2 something (as a device) created for the first time through the use of the imagination
  • the latest wrinkle in digital photography

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Synonyms & Antonyms of wrinkle (Entry 2 of 2)

1 to develop creases or folds
  • if you don't fold clothes promptly after drying, they'll wrinkle

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2 to create (as by crushing) an irregular mass of creases in
  • sitting down on the bedspread wrinkled it

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The first known use of wrinkle was in the 14th century

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“Wrinkle.” Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 Jul. 2020.

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