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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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adj. - Reduced in efficacy or vitality or intensity; Lean and wrinkled as from age or illness; (used especially of vegetation) having lost all moisture.

Usage examples (35)
  • The veno~n in his expression shrivelled the saliva in my mouth.
  • The rue Soly was like an illness to him; the very word shrivelled his heart.
  • The word that grabs is "shrivelled" – sums it all up really.
  • Foreign Secretary Yvette Cooper will today accuse the coalition of having a "shrivelled" for more
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