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Definition of shrivel verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



[intransitive, transitive]Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they shrivel
he / she / it shrivels
past simple shriveled ()shrivelled
-ing form shriveling ()shrivelling
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to become or make something dry and wrinkled as a result of heat, cold, or being old shrivel (up) The leaves on the plant had shriveled up from lack of water. shrivel something (up) The hot weather shriveled the grapes in every vineyard.
shriveled (shrivelled)
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adjective a shriveled old man
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