- to contract and wrinkle, as from great heat, cold, or dryness.
- to wither; make or become helpless or useless.
Origin of shrivel
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Related Words for shrivelleddwindle, wilt, wither, shrink, welter, sear, burn, mummify, contract, parch, desiccate, stale, wrinkle, scorch, fossilize, mummy, wizen
Examples from the Web for shrivelled
Historical Examples of shrivelled
I looked into the shrivelled, but otherwise normal, face of the Indian woman.A Woman Tenderfoot
Grace Gallatin Seton-Thompson
And he lifted the shrivelled stump of that finger to his lips and kissed it.Father Sergius
The bag was made of shrivelled skin of a dusty brown colour.Lotus Buds
His shrivelled old housekeeper was also nowhere to be found.
Carolina nodded and her shrivelled monkey face was puckered into a smile.Olive in Italy
- to make or become shrunken and withered
- to lose or cause to lose vitality