Dictionary Results for shrivelled


1. shrivel - verb

· wither, as with a loss of moisture; "The fruit dried and shriveled"

Synonym(s): shrivel_up, shrink, wither

Hypernym(s): decrease, diminish, lessen, fall




2. shrivel - verb

· decrease in size, range, or extent; "His earnings shrank"; "My courage shrivelled when I saw the task before me"

Synonym(s): shrink

Hypernym(s): decrease, diminish, lessen, fall




3. shrivelled - adjective

· (used especially of vegetation) having lost all moisture; "dried-up grass"; "the desert was edged with sere vegetation"; "shriveled leaves on the unwatered seedlings"; "withered vines"

Synonym(s): dried-up, sere, sear, shriveled, withered




4. shrivelled - adjective

· lean and wrinkled by shrinkage as from age or illness; "the old woman's shriveled skin"; "he looked shriveled and ill"; "a shrunken old man"; "a lanky scarecrow of a man with withered face and lantern jaws"-W.F.Starkie; "he did well despite his withered arm"; "a wizened little man with frizzy grey hair"

Synonym(s): shriveled, shrunken, withered, wizen, wizened




5. shrivelled - adjective

· reduced in efficacy or vitality or intensity; "our shriveled receipts during the storm"; "as the project wore on she found her enthusiasm shriveled"; "the dollar's shrunken buying power"

Synonym(s): shriveled, shrunken





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