shriveled

shriveled
adj. wrinkled and shrunken, dried out, withered shriv·el || 'ʃrɪvl v. shrink and dry up, wither; cause to wither, cause to dry out; dwindle, decline, decrease in strength or intensity

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  • shriveled — adjective 1. (used especially of vegetation) having lost all moisture (Freq. 1) dried up grass the desert was edged with sere vegetation shriveled leaves on the unwatered seedlings withered vines • Syn: ↑dried up, ↑s …   Useful english dictionary

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  • shriveled — adjective a) Wrinkled because the volume has reduced while the surface area of the outer layer has remained constant. A prune is a shriveled plum. b) Collapsed in size. See Also: shrivel up …   Wiktionary

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  • shriveled — (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) a. shrunken, withered, dried up, dehydrated, desiccated, wasted away, wilted, wrinkled, wizened, contracted, deflated. ANT.: swollen, plump, ballooning …   English dictionary for students

  • shriveled —  , shriveling …   Bryson’s dictionary for writers and editors

  • shriveled — UK [ˈʃrɪv(ə)ld] / US shrivel …   English dictionary

  • wizened —  Shriveled …   Bryson’s dictionary for writers and editors

  • shrivelled — 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 • Syn: ↑dried up, ↑sere, ↑sear, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • shrunken — adjective 1. 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… …   Useful english dictionary

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