shrivelled

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Adjective[edit]

shrivelled (comparative more shrivelled, superlative most shrivelled)

  1. Wrinkled because the volume has reduced while the surface area of the outer layer has remained constant.
    A prune is a shrivelled plum.
  2. Collapsed in size.
    His insults, from someone I respect so much, make me want to shrivel up and die.

Verb[edit]

shrivelled

  1. simple past tense and past participle of shrivel

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