verb (used with or without object), shriv·eled, shriv·el·ing or (especially British) shriv·elled, shriv·el·ling.
Origin of shrivel
Examples from the Web for shriveled
They became so brown and shriveled that they looked like walking beef jerky with New York accents.Powerful Congressman Writes About ‘Fleshy Breasts’|Asawin Suebsaeng|January 7, 2015|DAILY BEAST
The bone marrow of the dead soldiers was depleted dramatically, and their lymph nodes had shriveled away.Sarin, Nitrogen Mustard, Cyanide & More: All About Chemical Weapons|Kent Sepkowitz|August 26, 2013|DAILY BEAST
A dreadful disease, possibly muscular dystrophy, had shriveled his legs.
As the upstate economy has shriveled, the state government has come to rely heavily on the financial sector as a revenue source.
But long before the youth who chooses such a goal has reached it, he will have dwarfed his manhood, and shriveled his soul.The Victorious Attitude|Orison Swett Marden
There was a clot of seaweed at his wrist, and the soles of his feet and one up-turned palm were grayish and shriveled.The Jewels of Aptor|Samuel R. Delany
And with each rushing toward the other, the distance between them just shriveled away like snow in a blast furnace.Dave Dawson on the Russian Front|R. Sidney Bowen
Were you to wash them, and leave them to dry by themselves, they would have a very mean and shriveled appearance.How to Stuff Birds and Animals|Aaron A. Warford
The Ben Akbar Ali had last seen had shown the sunken cheeks, shriveled neck, worn teeth and stiffened joints of the aging.Hi Jolly!|James Arthur Kjelgaard
British Dictionary definitions for shriveled
verb -els, -elling or -elled or US -els, -eling or -eled
Word Origin for shrivel
Word Origin and History for shriveled
1560s (implied in shriveled), of unknown origin, not found in Middle English; perhaps from a Scandinavian source (cf. Swedish skryvla "to wrinkle, to shrivel"), perhaps ultimately connected with shrimp (n.) and shrink (v.). Related: Shriveled; shriveling.