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1 shriveled

used especially of vegetation Having lost all moisture:
— Shriveled leaves on the unwatered seedlings.

synonyms: dried-up, sear, sere, shrivelled, withered.

Roget 203: narrow, close; slender, thin, fine; thread-like etc. (filament) 205; finespun, gossamer; paper-thin; taper, ... show more

2 shriveled

Lean and wrinkled by shrinkage as from age or illness:
— The old woman's shriveled skin.
— He looked shriveled and ill.

synonyms: shrivelled, shrunken, withered, wizen, wizened.

3 shriveled

Reduced in efficacy or vitality or intensity:
— Our shriveled receipts during the storm.
— As the project wore on she found her enthusiasm shriveled.

synonyms: shrivelled, shrunken.

Moby thesaurus: Lilliputian, Sanforized, Tom Thumb, adust, anile, atrophied, attenuated, baked, brittle, burnt, cadaverous, consumed, corky, corpselike, crabbed, debilitated, decrepit, dehydrated, desiccated, doddered ... show more.

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1 shrivel

Wither, as with a loss of moisture:
— The fruit dried and shriveled.

synonyms: shrink, shrivel up, wither.

Roget 195: become small, become smaller; lessen, decrease etc. 36; grow less, dwindle, shrink, contract, narrow, shrivel, collapse, wither, ... show more

Dutch: indrogen, ineenschrompelen, schrompelen, verdorren, verschrompelen

2 shrivel

Decrease in size, range, or extent:
— My courage shrivelled when I saw the task before me.

synonym: shrink.


Roget 659: unimproved etc. (improve) etc. 658; deteriorated etc. v.; altered, altered for the worse; injured etc. v.; ... show more

Moby thesaurus: Sanforize, age, air-dry, anhydrate, attenuate, bake, blot, brush, burn, cheat the undertaker, consume, contract, cure, curl up, decline, dehumidify, dehydrate, desiccate, diminish, dodder ... show more.

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