shrivel

[shriv-uhl]
verb (used with object), verb (used without object), shriveled, shriveling or (especially British) shrivelled, shrivelling.
1.
to contract and wrinkle, as from great heat, cold, or dryness.
2.
to wither; make or become helpless or useless.

Origin:
1595–1605; akin to Swedish skroflig uneven, rough (perhaps orig. wrinkled, shrunken), dialectal Swedish skryvla to wrinkle, Old English sceorfan to roughen; see scurf

unshriveled, adjective
unshrivelled, adjective


1. shrink. See wither.
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shrivel (ˈʃrɪvəl)
 
vb , (US) -els, -elling, -elled, -els, -eling, -eled
1.  to make or become shrunken and withered
2.  to lose or cause to lose vitality
 
[C16: probably of Scandinavian origin; compare Swedish dialect skryvla wrinkle]

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shrivel
1565 (implied in shriveled), of unknown origin, perhaps from a Scand. source (cf. Swed. skryvla "to wrinkle, to shrivel").
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Example sentences
Also steer clear of lightweight or shriveled bulbs, since these may have lost
  too much moisture to recover well.
The sea has shriveled into three major residual lakes, two of which are so
  salty that fish have disappeared.
Still not a fact to be heard from the shriveled one.
Shriveled testes grew back to normal and the animals regained their fertility.
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