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
He took off his glove and showed one shrivelled hand.
Shrivelled testes grew back to normal and the animals regained their fertility.
Under normal ambient light, the sacs are shrivelled and the animals are largely
  transparent.
Tin roofs corroded and vegetable gardens shrivelled up.
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