shrivel

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

  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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