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shrivelverb

uk   /ˈʃrɪv.əl/  us   /ˈʃrɪv.əl/ (-ll- or US usually -l-)
[I or T] to become dry, smaller, and covered with lines as if by crushing or folding, or to make something do this: The lack of rain has shrivelled the crops. You ought to pick that lettuce before it shrivels (up) and dies.
[I] to become much smaller than is needed or wanted: Profits are shrivelling as the recession gets worse.
shrivelled
adjective uk   /ˈʃrɪv.əld/  us   /ˈʃrɪv.əld/
Those oranges were looking old and shrivelled, so I threw them out.
(Definition of shrivel from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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shrivelverb [I/T]

 us   /ˈʃrɪv·əl/ (-l-, -ll-)
to become dried out and smaller, appearing crushed or folded, or to make something do this: [T] The hot sun shriveled the flowers I put in the window.
(Definition of shrivel from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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