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shriveled meaning and definition

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SHRIVELED adjective

Definition of shriveled (adjective)

  1. (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"
    • synonyms: dried-up, sear, sere, shrivelled, withered
  2. 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"
    • synonyms: shrivelled, shrunken, withered, wizen, wizened
  3. 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"
    • synonyms: shrivelled, shrunken
Source: Princeton University Wordnet

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