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shrivel
also: (British English) -ll-
American English: /ˈʃrɪvəl/
British English: /ˈʃrɪv(ə)l/

Translation of shrivel in Spanish:

intransitive verb

  • 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

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