[ US /ˈʃɹɪvəɫd/ ]
  1. lean and wrinkled by shrinkage as from age or illness
    he looked shriveled and ill
    a shrunken old man
    a lanky scarecrow of a man with withered face and lantern jaws
    a wizened little man with frizzy grey hair
    the old woman's shriveled skin
    he did well despite his withered arm
  2. reduced in efficacy or vitality or intensity
    our shriveled receipts during the storm
    the dollar's shrunken buying power
    as the project wore on she found her enthusiasm shriveled
  3. (used especially of vegetation) having lost all moisture
    withered vines
    shriveled leaves on the unwatered seedlings
    dried-up grass
    the desert was edged with sere vegetation
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How To Use shriveled In A Sentence

  • The crunch leaves of autumn had shrivelled and the sun was a lazy, dusky peach colour.
  • And behold, he shrivelled and withered under their eyes, and became a small handful of grey dust and glass powder.
  • When alive, the spiders kept on the gaster-only diet initially grew but then shriveled, while those eating the head, legs and thoraces thrived, with some tripling their weight. Why Spiders Always Devour Ants Head First | Impact Lab
  • It spends most of its life buried deep in the soil in a shriveled, torpid state.
  • Parlez-vous français, mesdemoiselles!" cried madame, and we filed out into the dusty street, at the corner of which sat another of our visible tokens of the coming of the season of flowers; a dirty, shriveled old Irishwoman, full of benedictions and beggary, who, all through the summer, sold "posies" to the passers-by. Six to Sixteen: A Story for Girls
  • The leaves die, of course, and in their shriveled state present no threat when it snows.
  • You know, those shriveled brown vegetables down in the vegetable crisper?
  • With the dried tail of a herring sticking out of their saffron-coloured, shrivelled chops, Lord! how they gaped when I passed by, hurriedly, like A Yacht Voyage to Norway, Denmark, and Sweden 2nd edition
  • But as she walked between the huge pylons of the temple, Miri's soul shrivelled inside her.
  • She looked even more shriveled now, like a kernel of some life-form waiting to fill out its red cocoon. Babies
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