shrivelled

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Equivalent to shrivel +‎ -ed.

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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.
    • 1847 December, Acton Bell [pseudonym; Anne Brontë], “The Parsonage”, in Agnes Grey. A Novel, London: Thomas Cautley Newby, publisher, [], OCLC 156123328, page 1:
      All true histories contain instruction; though, in some, the treasure may be hard to find, and when found, so trivial in quantity that the dry, shrivelled kernel scarcely compensates for the trouble of cracking the nut.
  2. Collapsed in size.

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shrivelled

  1. simple past tense and past participle of shrivel

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