English adjective: shriveled
|1.||shriveled (used especially of vegetation) having lost all moisture|
The desert was edged with sere vegetation.
Shriveled leaves on the unwatered seedlings.
|Synonyms||dried-up, sear, sere, shrivelled, withered|
|Domain category||botany, flora, vegetation|
|2.||shriveled lean and wrinkled by shrinkage as from age or illness|
|Samples||The 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.
|Synonyms||shrivelled, shrunken, withered, wizen, wizened|
|3.||shriveled reduced in efficacy or vitality or intensity|
|Samples||Our shriveled receipts during the storm.|
As the project wore on she found her enthusiasm shriveled.
The dollar's shrunken buying power.