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English adjective: shrivelled

1. shrivelled (used especially of vegetation) having lost all moisture


SamplesDried-up grass.
The desert was edged with sere vegetation.
Shriveled leaves on the unwatered seedlings.
Withered vines.


Synonymsdried-up, sear, sere, shriveled, withered


Similardry


Domain categorybotany, flora, vegetation


Antonymswet

2. shrivelled lean and wrinkled by shrinkage as from age or illness


SamplesThe old woman's shriveled skin.
He looked shriveled and ill.
A shrunken old man.
A lanky scarecrow of a man with withered face and lantern jaws.
He did well despite his withered arm.
A wizened little man with frizzy grey hair.


Synonymsshriveled, shrunken, withered, wizen, wizened


Similarlean, thin


Antonymsfat

3. shrivelled reduced in efficacy or vitality or intensity


SamplesOur shriveled receipts during the storm.
As the project wore on she found her enthusiasm shriveled.
The dollar's shrunken buying power.


Synonymsshriveled, shrunken


Similardecreased, reduced


Antonymsincreased









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