Shrivelled
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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  • shrivelled — adjective a) Wrinkled because the volume has reduced while the surface area of the outer layer has remained constant. A prune is a shrivelled plum. b) Collapsed in size. His insults, from someone I respect so much, make me want to shrivel up and… …   Wiktionary

  • shrivelled — 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

  • shrivelled — See: shrivel …   English dictionary

  • 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

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  • shrivel — UK [ˈʃrɪv(ə)l] / US or shrivel up UK / US verb Word forms shrivel : present tense I/you/we/they shrivel he/she/it shrivels present participle shrivelling past tense shrivelled past participle shrivelled 1) a) [intransitive] if something such as a …   English dictionary

  • shrivel up — shrivel UK [ˈʃrɪv(ə)l] / US or shrivel up UK / US verb Word forms shrivel : present tense I/you/we/they shrivel he/she/it shrivels present participle shrivelling past tense shrivelled past participle shrivelled 1) a) [intransitive] if something… …   English dictionary

  • shrivel — shriv|el [ˈʃrıvəl] v also shrivel up past tense and past participle shrivelled present participle shrivelling BrE past tense and past participle shriveled present participle shriveling AmE [I and T] [Date: 1500 1600; Origin: Perhaps from a …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • shrivel — [[t]ʃrɪ̱v(ə)l[/t]] shrivels, shrivelling, shrivelled V ERG When something shrivels, it becomes dryer and smaller, often with lines in its surface, as a result of losing the water it contains. The plant shrivels and dies. [V n] ...dry weather that …   English dictionary

  • shrivel — also shrivel up verb shrivelled, shrivelling BrE, shriveled, shriveling AmE (I, T) if something shrivels or is shrivelled, it becomes smaller and its surface is covered in lines because it is very dry or old: The grapes are left out in the sun to …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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