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.]
adj 1: marked with wrinkles or furrows; "her ancient wrinkled
cheeks" [syn: wrinkly]
2: made or become wrinkled as by crushing or folding; "tired
travelers in wrinkled clothes" [ant: unwrinkled]
3: (of linens or clothes) not ironed; "a pile of unironed
laundry"; "wore unironed jeans" [syn: unironed] [ant: ironed]