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English definition of “shrivel”

shrivel

verb [I]
 
 
/ˈʃrɪvəl/ (present participle mainly UK shrivelling, past tense and past participle shrivelled, present participle US shriveling, past tense and past participle shriveled)
If something shrivels, it becomes smaller, dryer, and covered in lines, often because it is old.Becoming and making less strongBecoming and making smaller or lessBecoming and making less strong
shrivelled adjective There were a few shrivelled apples at the bottom of the bowl.
(Definition of shrivel from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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