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shrivelled

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Pronunciation: /ˈʃrɪvld
 
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(US shriveled)

Definition of shrivelled in English:

adjective

Wrinkled and shrunken, especially as a result of loss of moisture or old age: a handful of shrivelled leaves his shrivelled limbs
More example sentences
  • Out in the sticks last weekend, the sheep looked like shrivelled prunes on legs.
  • The resultant plants were nothing more than shriveled clumps.
  • Victims can be left with disfigured or shrivelled limbs.

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