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English adjective: shriveled

1. shriveled (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, shrivelled, withered


Domain categorybotany, flora, vegetation


2. shriveled 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.

Synonymsshrivelled, shrunken, withered, wizen, wizened

Similarlean, thin


3. shriveled 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.

Synonymsshrivelled, shrunken

Similardecreased, reduced


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