Shriveled
Shrivel Shriv"el, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Shriveled}or {Shrivelled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Shriveling} or {Shrivelling}.] [Probably akin to shrimp, shrink; cf. dial. AS. screpa to pine away, Norw. skrypa to waste, skryp, skryv, transitory, frail, Sw. skr["o]pling feeble, Dan. skr["o]belig, Icel. skrj?pr brittle, frail.] To draw, or be drawn, into wrinkles; to shrink, and form corrugations; as, a leaf shriveles in the hot sun; the skin shrivels with age; -- often with up. [1913 Webster]

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  • shriveled — adjective 1. (used especially of vegetation) having lost all moisture (Freq. 1) dried up grass the desert was edged with sere vegetation shriveled leaves on the unwatered seedlings withered vines • Syn: ↑dried up, ↑s …   Useful english dictionary

  • shriveled — adjective a) Wrinkled because the volume has reduced while the surface area of the outer layer has remained constant. A prune is a shriveled plum. b) Collapsed in size. See Also: shrivel up …   Wiktionary

  • shriveled — Synonyms and related words: Lilliputian, Sanforized, Tom Thumb, adust, anile, atrophied, attenuated, baked, brittle, burnt, cadaverous, consumed, corky, corpselike, crabbed, debilitated, decrepit, dehydrated, desiccated, doddered, doddering,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • shriveled — (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) a. shrunken, withered, dried up, dehydrated, desiccated, wasted away, wilted, wrinkled, wizened, contracted, deflated. ANT.: swollen, plump, ballooning …   English dictionary for students

  • shriveled —  , shriveling …   Bryson’s dictionary for writers and editors

  • shriveled — adj. wrinkled and shrunken, dried out, withered shriv·el || ʃrɪvl v. shrink and dry up, wither; cause to wither, cause to dry out; dwindle, decline, decrease in strength or intensity …   English contemporary dictionary

  • shriveled — UK [ˈʃrɪv(ə)ld] / US shrivel …   English dictionary

  • wizened —  Shriveled …   Bryson’s dictionary for writers and editors

  • shrivelled — adjective 1. (used especially of vegetation) having lost all moisture dried up grass the desert was edged with sere vegetation shriveled leaves on the unwatered seedlings withered vines • Syn: ↑dried up, ↑sere, ↑sear, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • shrunken — adjective 1. lean and wrinkled by shrinkage as from age or illness the old woman s shriveled skin he looked shriveled and ill a shrunken old man a lanky scarecrow of a man with withered face and lantern jaws W.F.Starkie he did well despite his… …   Useful english dictionary

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