What does "Shrivel" mean?


(v. i.) To draw, or be drawn, into wrinkles; to shrink, and form corrugations; as, a leaf shriveles in the hot sun; the skin shrivels with age; -- often with up (v. t.) To cause to shrivel or contract; to cause to shrink onto corruptions

Synonyms shrink, wither, shrivel up

Example: "The fruit dried and shriveled" Example: "My courage shrivelled when I saw the task before me"

Word Family shrivelled, shrivelling, shrivels