Shrivelling
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]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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