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- adj. Wrinkled because the volume has reduced while the surface area of the outer layer has remained constant.
- adj. Collapsed in size.
- v. Simple past tense and past participle of shrivel.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. lean and wrinkled by shrinkage as from age or illness
- adj. (used especially of vegetation) having lost all moisture
- adj. reduced in efficacy or vitality or intensity
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The veno~n in his expression shrivelled the saliva in my mouth.
His body is preserved below the altar, dressed in his pontifical robes, sparkling with diamonds -- the head reposing on a richly gilded cushion; the face, dead and shrivelled, which is the only part exposed, presents a sad contrast to all this splendour.
The rue Soly was like an illness to him; the very word shrivelled his heart.
Never mind, the hash will not die, although it does look kind of shrivelled right now!
The word that grabs is "shrivelled" – sums it all up really.
If you look at the above picture and then the picture below you can see how the ear has kind of shrivelled a little bit and has a weird shape about it.
Foreign Secretary Yvette Cooper will today accuse the coalition of having a "shrivelled"
He -- -- "The last word shrivelled on her lips, which puckered into a confused smile at the warning frown of her brother.
He ---- "The last word shrivelled on her lips, which puckered into a confused smile at the warning frown of her brother.
When during last summer no rain fell, notwithstanding all our fasting, prayer, and sacrifice, when yamunyi dried up and kaname shrivelled, Tzitz hanutsh still had enough to eat, and its men grew fat! "
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