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shriv·el

 (shrĭv′əl)
intr. & tr.v. shriv·eled, shriv·el·ing, shriv·els or shriv·elled or shriv·el·ling
1. To become or make shrunken and wrinkled, often by drying: Leaves die, fall, and shrivel. The heat shriveled the unwatered seedlings.
2. To lose or cause to lose vitality or intensity: My enthusiasm shriveled as the project wore on. Inflation shriveled the buying power of the dollar.
3. To become or make much less or smaller; dwindle.

[Origin unknown.]

shrivel

(ˈʃrɪvəl)
vb, -els, -elling or -elled, -els, -eling or -eled
1. to make or become shrunken and withered
2. to lose or cause to lose vitality
[C16: probably of Scandinavian origin; compare Swedish dialect skryvla wrinkle]

shriv•el

(ˈʃrɪv əl)

v.t., v.i. -eled, -el•ing (esp. Brit.) -elled, -el•ling.
1. to contract and wrinkle, as from great heat, cold, or dryness.
2. to wither; make or become helpless or useless: shriveled from fear.
[1595–1605; akin to dial. Swedish skryvla to wrinkle]

Shrivel

 of critics: critics collectivelyLipton, 1970.

shrivel


Past participle: shrivelled
Gerund: shrivelling

Imperative
shrivel
shrivel
Present
I shrivel
you shrivel
he/she/it shrivels
we shrivel
you shrivel
they shrivel
Preterite
I shrivelled
you shrivelled
he/she/it shrivelled
we shrivelled
you shrivelled
they shrivelled
Present Continuous
I am shrivelling
you are shrivelling
he/she/it is shrivelling
we are shrivelling
you are shrivelling
they are shrivelling
Present Perfect
I have shrivelled
you have shrivelled
he/she/it has shrivelled
we have shrivelled
you have shrivelled
they have shrivelled
Past Continuous
I was shrivelling
you were shrivelling
he/she/it was shrivelling
we were shrivelling
you were shrivelling
they were shrivelling
Past Perfect
I had shrivelled
you had shrivelled
he/she/it had shrivelled
we had shrivelled
you had shrivelled
they had shrivelled
Future
I will shrivel
you will shrivel
he/she/it will shrivel
we will shrivel
you will shrivel
they will shrivel
Future Perfect
I will have shrivelled
you will have shrivelled
he/she/it will have shrivelled
we will have shrivelled
you will have shrivelled
they will have shrivelled
Future Continuous
I will be shrivelling
you will be shrivelling
he/she/it will be shrivelling
we will be shrivelling
you will be shrivelling
they will be shrivelling
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been shrivelling
you have been shrivelling
he/she/it has been shrivelling
we have been shrivelling
you have been shrivelling
they have been shrivelling
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been shrivelling
you will have been shrivelling
he/she/it will have been shrivelling
we will have been shrivelling
you will have been shrivelling
they will have been shrivelling
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been shrivelling
you had been shrivelling
he/she/it had been shrivelling
we had been shrivelling
you had been shrivelling
they had been shrivelling
Conditional
I would shrivel
you would shrivel
he/she/it would shrivel
we would shrivel
you would shrivel
they would shrivel
Past Conditional
I would have shrivelled
you would have shrivelled
he/she/it would have shrivelled
we would have shrivelled
you would have shrivelled
they would have shrivelled
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.shrivel - wither, as with a loss of moistureshrivel - wither, as with a loss of moisture; "The fruit dried and shriveled"
atrophy - undergo atrophy; "Muscles that are not used will atrophy"
decrease, diminish, lessen, fall - decrease in size, extent, or range; "The amount of homework decreased towards the end of the semester"; "The cabin pressure fell dramatically"; "her weight fell to under a hundred pounds"; "his voice fell to a whisper"
blast - shrivel or wither or mature imperfectly
die back, die down - suffer from a disease that kills shoots; "The plants near the garage are dying back"
dry up, mummify - dry up and shrivel due to complete loss of moisture; "a mummified body was found"
2.shrivel - decrease in size, range, or extent; "His earnings shrank"; "My courage shrivelled when I saw the task before me"
decrease, diminish, lessen, fall - decrease in size, extent, or range; "The amount of homework decreased towards the end of the semester"; "The cabin pressure fell dramatically"; "her weight fell to under a hundred pounds"; "his voice fell to a whisper"

shrivel

verb wither, dry (up), wilt, shrink, wrinkle, dwindle, dehydrate, desiccate, wizen The plant shrivels and dies.

shrivel

verb
To make or become no longer fresh or shapely because of loss of moisture:
Translations
يَتَغَضَّن، يَجِف
seschnoutzvadnout
visne
òurrka upp; skreppa saman; skrælna
sačokurotsačokurotiessaraukt
zoschnúť
ovenetisušiti se
buruş makbüz mek

shrivel

[ˈʃrɪvl] (also shrivel up)
A. VT [+ plant etc] → marchitar, secar; [+ skin] → arrugar
B. VI [plant etc] → marchitarse, secarse; [skin etc] → arrugarse

shrivel

[ˈʃrɪvəl]
vi (also shrivel up) → se ratatiner, se flétrir

shrivel

vt plants (frost, dryness) → welk werden lassen; (heat) → austrocknen; skin, fruitrunzlig werden lassen; nylonzusammenschrumpfen lassen
vikleiner werden, schrumpfen; (balloon, nylon)zusammenschrumpfen; (plants)welk werden; (through heat) → austrocknen; (fruit, skin)runzlig werden ? also shrivelled

shrivel

[ˈʃrɪvl] (also shrivel up)
1. vt (plant) → far rinsecchire; (skin) → far raggrinzire, far avvizzire
2. vi (see vt) → rinsecchirsi, raggrinzirsi, avvizzire

shrivel

(ˈʃrivl) past tense, past participle ˈshrivelled , (American) ˈshriveled verb
to make or become dried up, wrinkled and withered. The flowers shrivelled in the heat.
shrivel up
to shrivel. The flowers shrivelled up; The heat shrivelled up the flowers.
References in classic literature ?
She knew she was gradually and surely shrivelling in the hot, stuffy room.
It's like the worse sort of family gathering, everyone trapped in a hellish mutual-dependency, shrivelling up inside their prescribed roles.
I'm shrivelling up inside from dread that he's having an affair.