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shrivelled

[ shriv-uhl ]SEE DEFINITION OF shrivelled

Synonyms for shrivelled

  • dwindle
  • shrink
  • wilt
  • wither
  • burn
  • contract
  • desiccate
  • fossilize
  • mummify
  • parch
  • scorch
  • sear
  • stale
  • welter
  • wrinkle
  • mummy
  • wizen
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Antonyms for shrivelled

  • bloom
  • develop
  • enlarge
  • expand
  • grow
  • freeze
  • moisten
  • wet
  • unwrinkle
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR SHRIVELLED

I looked into the shrivelled, but otherwise normal, face of the Indian woman.

And he lifted the shrivelled stump of that finger to his lips and kissed it.

The bag was made of shrivelled skin of a dusty brown colour.

His shrivelled old housekeeper was also nowhere to be found.

Carolina nodded and her shrivelled monkey face was puckered into a smile.

I shrivelled visibly under the look of scorn she cast upon me.

A Thunder Run man found a tree laden with shrivelled persimmons.

The strip curled and shrivelled, and slipping from the point, dropped into the fire.

It was the corpse of a boy blue and shrivelled, like that of one frozen to death.

They are shrivelled sticks—like bits of black tea in the canister.

WORD ORIGIN

1560s (implied in shriveled), of unknown origin, not found in Middle English; perhaps from a Scandinavian source (cf. Swedish skryvla "to wrinkle, to shrivel"), perhaps ultimately connected with shrimp (n.) and shrink (v.). Related: Shriveled; shriveling.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR SHRIVELLED

skeletal

adjectivewasted
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