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WRINKLE, noun [G.]

1. A small ridge or prominence, or a furrow, formed by the shrinking or contraction of any smooth substance; corrugation; a crease; as wrinkles in the face or skin.

2. A fold or rumple in cloth.

3. Roughness; unevenness.

Not the least wrinkle to deform the sky.

WRINKLE, verb transitive

1. To contract into furrows and prominences; to corrugate; as, to wrinkle the skin; to wrinkle the brow.

Her wrinkled form in black and white arrayd.

2. To make rough or uneven.

A keen north wind, blowing dry, wrinkled the face of deluge, as decayd.

WRINKLE, verb intransitive To shrink into furrows and ridges.