shrivel

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shrivel (third-person singular simple present shrivels, present participle shrivelling, simple past and past participle shrivelled) (UK) shrivel (third-person singular simple present shrivels, present participle shriveling, simple past and past participle shriveled) (US)

  1. (intransitive) To collapse inward; to crumble.
    I saw him shrivel on the ground in fear.
  2. (intransitive) To become wrinkled.
    His fingers were shriveled from being in the bath for too long.
  3. (transitive) To draw into wrinkles.
    The hot sun shrivelled the leaves.

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