The gland then slowly shrinks and undergoes absorption.
Why, I don't know, but I'm sure the shrinks could tell you.
My world shrinks with each passing day.
I don't suppose there are any shrinks among the Naturals.
In the spring freshets it is a magnificent stream, but in summer its volume greatly shrinks, and it is normally a broad, shallow, sluggish, stream, flowing through interlacing channels among the sand-bars it heaps athwart its course.