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shrivel

( (British English/inglés británico) -ll-)
Pronunciation: /ˈʃrɪvəl/

Translation of shrivel in Spanish:

intransitive verb/verbo intransitivo

  • ( also shrivel (up))
    [leaf/plant] marchitarse, secarse*; [fruit/vegetables] resecarse* y arrugarse*, perder* frescura; [skin] ajarse, arrugarse*, apergaminarse a shriveled old man un viejo arrugado y consumido
    Example sentences
    • Like Bhikhu's right arm, this man's leg was shrivelled up.
    • Jillian felt the covers being ripped off of her and she shriveled up due to the loss of warmth.
    • Monday night the trend continued and I was cooked for again, after we had lounged about in the Turkish baths for a good long while, until we were so shrivelled up we looked like dead people.

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

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