Atom, point, speck, dot, mote, ace, jot, iota, tittle, whit, thought, idea, look, particle, corpuscle, electron, molecule, monad, granule, grain, crumb, globule, nut-shell, minim, drop, droplet, mouthful, thimbleful, sprinkling, dash, soupcon, minimum, powder 330, driblet, patch, scrap, chip, inch, mathe-matical point; minutidè.
The shadow of a shade.
(Verbs). To be small, etc., to become small, see Contraction 195.
(Adjectives). Little, small, minute, diminutive, inconsiderable, exiguous, puny, tiny, wee, petty, minikin, hop-o'-my-thumb, miniature, pigmy, undersized, dwarf, stunted, dwarfed, dwarfish, pollard, Lilliputian; pocket, portative, portable, duodecimo.
(Phrases). In a small compass; in a nutshell; on a small scale.
Microscopic, evanescent, impalpable, imperceptible, invisible, inappreciable, infinitesimal, homopathic, atomic, corpuscular, molecular, rudimentary, rudimental.
Lean, thin, gaunt, meagre, emaciated, lank, macilent, ghostly, starved, starveling, fallen away, scrubby, reduced, shrunk, shrunken, attenuated, extenuated, shrivelled, tabid, flaccid, starved, skinny, stunted, wizen, wizened, scraggy, lanky, raw-boned, spindle-shanked, lantern-jawed 203.
(Phrases). Thin as a lath; worn to a shadow; skin and bone; lean as a rake; thin as a wafer; thin as a shadow.
Overgrowth, hypertrophy, over-distension, tympany.
Bulb, knot, knob 249.
Superiority of size.
(Verbs). To become larger, to expand, enlarge, extend, grow, increase, swell 202, gather, fill out, deploy, dilate, stretch, largen, spread, mantle, bud, shoot, spring up, sprout, germinate, vegetate, pullulate, open, burst forth, put on flesh, outgrow.
To render larger, to expand, aggrandise, etc., distend, develop, open out, broaden, thicken, largen, amplify, magnify, rarefy, inflate, puff, blow up, stuff, cram, pad, fill out.
(Adjectives). Expanded, enlarged, increased, etc., swelled out, bulbous; exaggerated, bloated, etc., full- blown, full-grown, full-formed.
Condensation, compression, squeezing, friction 331.
Inferiority of size.
Corrugation, contractility, astringency.
(Verbs). To become smaller, to lessen, diminish, decrease, dwindle, shrink, contract, shrivel, collapse, wither, wilt, lose flesh, wizen, fall away, decay, purse up, waste, wane, ebb, to grow less.
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