Meaning of “shrivel” - Learner’s Dictionary

shrivel

verb [ I ] uk us /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.

shrivelled adjective

There were a few shrivelled apples at the bottom of the bowl.

(Definition of “shrivel” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)