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 for wrinkle
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Wrinkle \Wrin"kle\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Wrinkled; p. pr. & vb.
     n. Wrinkling.]
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     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." --Milton.
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              Her wrinkled form in black and white arrayed.
                                                    --Pope.
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     2. Hence, to make rough or uneven in any way.
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              A keen north wind that, blowing dry,
              Wrinkled the face of deluge, as decayed. --Milton.
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              Then danced we on the wrinkled sand.  --Bryant.
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     To wrinkle at, to sneer at. [Obs.] --Marston.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Wrinkle \Wrin"kle\, n.
     A winkle. [Local, U. S.]
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Wrinkle \Wrin"kle\, n. [OE. wrinkil, AS. wrincle; akin to OD.
     wrinckel, and prob. to Dan. rynke, Sw. rynka, Icel. hrukka,
     OHG. runza, G. runzel, L. ruga. ????.]
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     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."
        --Shak.
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              Within I do not find wrinkles and used heart, but
              unspent youth.                        --Emerson.
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     2. hence, any roughness; unevenness.
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              Not the least wrinkle to deform the sky. --Dryden.
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     3. [Perhaps a different word, and a dim. AS. wrenc a
        twisting, deceit. Cf. Wrench, n.] A notion or fancy; a
        whim; as, to have a new wrinkle. [Colloq.]
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Wrinkle \Wrin"kle\, v. i.
     To shrink into furrows and ridges.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  wrinkle
      n 1: a slight depression in the smoothness of a surface; "his
           face has many lines"; "ironing gets rid of most wrinkles"
           [syn: wrinkle, 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, wrinkle]
      2: make wrinkles or creases on a smooth surface; make a pressed,
         folded or wrinkled line in; "The dress got wrinkled"; "crease
         the paper like this to make a crane" [syn: wrinkle,
         ruckle, crease, crinkle, scrunch, scrunch up,
         crisp]
      3: make wrinkled or creased; "furrow one's brow" [syn: furrow,
         wrinkle, crease]
      4: become wrinkled or crumpled or creased; "This fabric won't
         wrinkle" [syn: rumple, crumple, wrinkle, crease,
         crinkle]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  146 Moby Thesaurus words for "wrinkle":
     abbreviate, age, bezel, bonus, bristle, canal, canalize, carve,
     chamfer, channel, chase, cheat the undertaker, chink, chisel,
     circumscribe, coarct, cocker, cockle, compact, compress,
     concentrate, condense, consolidate, constrict, constringe,
     contract, corrugate, corrugation, crack, cramp, crankle, cranny,
     craze, crease, crimp, crimple, crinkle, crumple, curtail, cut,
     dado, decline, decoration, decrease, dike, ditch, dodder, draw,
     draw in, draw together, engrave, engraving, extra,
     extra added attraction, extra dash, fad, faddiness, faddishness,
     faddism, faddist, fade, fail, filigree, filling, fillip, flourish,
     flute, fluting, fold, frill, furrow, gash, get along, get on,
     goffer, gouge, groove, grow old, gully, incise, incision, knit,
     knot, lagniappe, microgroove, narrow, novelty, ornament, padding,
     pleat, plica, plow, premium, pucker, pucker up, purse, rabbet,
     rage, reduce, ridge, rifle, rifling, rimple, ripple, rivel, ruck,
     ruckle, ruffle, rumple, rut, score, scratch, screw, scrunch,
     set on edge, shake, shirr, shorten, shrivel, sink, slit, solidify,
     something extra, strangle, strangulate, streak, stria, striate,
     striation, stuffing, sulcation, sulcus, superaddition, totter,
     trench, trimming, trough, turn gray, turn white, twist, wane,
     waste away, well-worn groove, wimple, wither, wizen
  
  

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