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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 wrin·kle /ˈrɪŋkəl/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 wrin·kle /ˈrɪŋkəl/ 名詞

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Wrin·kle, n.
 1. 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. “The wrinkles in my brows.”
    Within I do not find wrinkles and used heart, but unspent youth.   --Emerson.
 2. hence, any roughness; unevenness.
    Not the least wrinkle to deform the sky.   --Dryden.
 3.  A notion or fancy; a whim; as, to have a new wrinkle.  [Colloq.]

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Wrin·kle n. A winkle.  [Local, U. S.]

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Wrin·kle, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Wrinkled p. pr. & vb. n. Wrinkling ]
 1. 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.”
    Her wrinkled form in black and white arrayed.   --Pope.
 2. Hence, to make rough or uneven in any way.
 A keen north wind that, blowing dry,
 Wrinkled the face of deluge, as decayed.   --Milton.
    Then danced we on the wrinkled sand.   --Bryant.
 To wrinkle at, to sneer at. [Obs.]

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Wrin·kle, v. i. To shrink into furrows and ridges.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: a slight depression in the smoothness of a surface; "his
           face has many lines"; "ironing gets rid of most
           wrinkles" [syn: furrow, crease, crinkle, seam, line]
      2: a minor difficulty; "they finally have the wrinkles pretty
         well ironed out"
      3: a clever method of doing something (especially something new
         and different)
      v 1: gather or contract into wrinkles or folds; pucker; "purse
           ones's lips" [syn: purse]
      2: make wrinkles or creases into a smooth surface; "The dress
         got wrinkled" [syn: ruckle, crease, crinkle, scrunch,
          scrunch up, crisp]
      3: make wrinkled or creased; "furrow one's brow" [syn: furrow,
      4: become wrinkled or crumpled or creased; "This fabric won't
         wrinkle" [syn: rumple, crumple, crease, crinkle]