verb (used with or without object), shriv·eled, shriv·el·ing or (especially British) shriv·elled, shriv·el·ling.
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Origin of shrivel
OTHER WORDS FROM shrivelun·shriv·eled, adjectiveun·shriv·elled, adjective
Words nearby shrivel
Example sentences from the Web for shrivelled
The old woman sat beside him stricken, shrivelled, almost reptilian in her red-eyed, motionless misery.Children of the Mist|Eden Phillpotts
A third was on her knees, and at regular intervals, bent down her shrivelled body, and devoured the gravel beneath her.A Love Story|A Bushman
Madam Leigh was so much amused that the flowers shook in her shrivelled mites of hands.When Grandmamma Was New|Marion Harland
She walked along through that flat, almost unpeopled, half desert country and it seemed that the whole world had shrivelled up.Fidelity|Susan Glaspell
Instead, she looked as if a blight had come upon her, shrivelled—old.The Trumpeter Swan|Temple Bailey