June 15, 2017
Learner's Word of the Day
shrivel /ˈʃrɪvəl/ verb
shrivel
/ˈʃrɪvəl/
verb

shrivels US shriveled or British shrivelled US shriveling or British shrivelling

The plants shriveled in the heat.
The plants shriveled in the heat.
Learner's definition of SHRIVEL

1 [no object] : to become dry and wrinkled from heat, cold, or old age

  • plants shriveling in the heat

— often + up

  • The leaves shriveled up in the hot sun.

2 [+ object] : to cause (something) to become dry and wrinkled — often + up

  • The heat shriveled up the plant's leaves.

shriveled adjective

  • She was small and shriveled with age.

  • a shriveled grape

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