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  1. shrivel

    • IPA[ˈSHrivəl]

    美式

    • v.
      wrinkle and contract or cause to wrinkle and contract, especially due to loss of moisture;lose momentum, will, or desire; become insignificant or ineffectual
    • verb: shrivel, 3rd person present: shrivels, gerund or present participle: shrivelling, past tense: shrivelled, past participle: shrivelled

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    • 1. wrinkle and contract or cause to wrinkle and contract, especially due to loss of moisture the flowers simply shriveled up a heat wave so intense that it shriveled the grapes in every vineyard
    • lose momentum, will, or desire; become insignificant or ineffectual his spirit shriveled and his talent atrophied
    • cause to feel worthless or insignificant she shriveled him with one glance
    • adj.
      wrinkled and shrunken, especially as a result of loss of moisture or old age: a handful of shrivelled leaves his shrivelled limbs

    Oxford Dictionary

    • adj.
      wrinkled and contracted, especially due to loss of moisture or old age: her long, shriveled hand

    Oxford American Dictionary

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    • IPA[ˈʃrɪv(ə)l]

    英式

    • v.
      wrinkle and contract or cause to wrinkle and contract, especially due to loss of moisture: the flowers simply shrivelled up a heatwave so intense that it shrivelled the grapes in every vineyard

    Oxford Dictionary