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synonyms for shrivel

  • dwindle
  • shrink
  • wilt
  • wither
  • burn
  • contract
  • desiccate
  • fossilize
  • mummify
  • parch
  • scorch
  • sear
  • stale
  • welter
  • wrinkle
  • mummy
  • wizen
See also synonyms for: shriveled / shrivels
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antonyms for shrivel

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  • bloom
  • develop
  • enlarge
  • expand
  • grow
  • freeze
  • moisten
  • wet
  • unwrinkle
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How to use shrivel in a sentence

Over time, the fruit will start to soften and shrivel, forming an elegantly craggy surface with deep grooves in the folded skin.
THE ART OF HOSHIGAKI AT HOMEJAMIE FELDMARJANUARY 7, 2021EATER
To see, say, frost-shriveled red rose hips near a clump of giant snowdrops in December bloom is wonderful, but the sight also seems to signify winter’s altered state.
CLIMATE CHANGE HAS ALTERED THE WINTER SEASON AND THE GARDENER’S SENSE OF ITADRIAN HIGGINSJANUARY 6, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Some females will take on multiple live-in boyfriends, with her body providing them nutrients as they shrivel into lazy sacks of sperm to fertilize her eggs.
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As stores shuttered and revenue shriveled, it would have been easy for brands and media companies across the board to simply focus on keeping the doors open.
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Delayed action will only allow more small businesses to shrivel and die, and our streets to therefore become less welcoming and safe.
MYTHS AND SHAME SHOULDN’T GUIDE CANNABIS REGULATIONSJOHN BERTSCHSEPTEMBER 8, 2020VOICE OF SAN DIEGO
The man on the floor would shrivel up and say, "Oh, please don't, Bill; I hain't ever goin' to tell."
ADVENTURES OF HUCKLEBERRY FINN, COMPLETEMARK TWAIN (SAMUEL CLEMENS)
Or what is it wholly unsettlesThy sequence of shower and shine, And maketh thy pushings and petalsTo shrivel and pine?
THE BOOK OF HUMOROUS VERSEVARIOUS
They says his voice is like thunder, an' lightnin' shoots fr'm his eyes that wud shrivel th' likes iv ye an' me to a cinder.'
MR. DOOLEY SAYSFINLEY DUNNE
As soon as the fish are nearly ready for spawning, all their digestive parts shrivel up, so that they can't eat.
THE BOY WITH THE U. S. FISHERIESFRANCIS ROLT-WHEELER
It looked as though the towns would shrivel up, because of the tremendously high wages demanded by the men who were needed there.
HISTORIC ADVENTURESRUPERT S. HOLLAND
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WORDS RELATED TO SHRIVEL

  • annihilate
  • blight
  • blow up
  • bomb
  • break up
  • burst
  • damage
  • dash
  • demolish
  • destroy
  • detonate
  • dynamite
  • injure
  • kill
  • ruin
  • shatter
  • shrivel
  • spoil
  • stunt
  • torpedo
  • wither
  • wreck
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