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shrivelled (root: shrivel)


Adjective shrivelled has 3 senses

  • shrivelled(s = adj.all) dried-up, sear, sere, shriveled, withered - (used especially of vegetation) having lost all moisture; "dried-up grass"; "the desert was edged with sere vegetation"; "shriveled leaves on the unwatered seedlings"; "withered vines"
  • shrivelled(s = adj.all) shriveled, shrunken, withered, wizen, wizened - lean and wrinkled by shrinkage as from age or illness; "the old woman's shriveled skin"; "he looked shriveled and ill"; "a shrunken old man"; "a lanky scarecrow of a man with withered face and lantern jaws"; "he did well despite his withered arm"; "a wizened little man with frizzy grey hair"
  • shrivelled(s = adj.all) shriveled, shrunken - reduced in efficacy or vitality or intensity; "our shriveled receipts during the storm"; "as the project wore on she found her enthusiasm shriveled"; "the dollar's shrunken buying power"
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