HyperDic: shrivel

English > 2 senses of the word shrivel:
VERBchangeshrivel, shrivel up, shrink, witherwither, as with a loss of moisture
changeshrivel, shrinkdecrease in size, range, or extent
shrivel > pronunciation
Soundsshrih'vahl
Rhymesabdominal ... zoological: 2115 rhymes with ahl...
English > shrivel: 2 senses > verb 1, change
Meaningwither, as with a loss of moisture.
PatternSomething ----s
Example"The fruit dried and shriveled"
Synonymsshrivel up, shrink, wither
NarroweratrophyUndergo atrophy / atrophy
blastShrivel or wither or mature imperfectly
die back, die downSuffer from a disease that kills shoots
mummify, dry updry up and shrivel due to complete loss of moisture
Broaderdecrease, diminish, lessen, falldecrease in size, extent, or range
Spanishconsumirse, debilitarse, encoger, languidecer, marchitarse, marchitar, mermar, mustiarse, mustiar
Catalandebilitar-se, emmusteir-se, marcir-se, marcir, mustiar-se, mustiar, mustigar-se, mustigar, pansir-se, pansir
English > shrivel: 2 senses > verb 2, change
Meaningdecrease in size, range, or extent.
PatternSomething ----s
ModelTheir earnings shrivel this year
Example "My courage shrivelled when I saw the task before me"
Synonymshrink
Broaderdecrease, diminish, lessen, falldecrease in size, extent, or range

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