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    shriveled

    shriveled - Dictionary definition and meaning for word shriveled

    Definition
    (adj) (used especially of vegetation) having lost all moisture
    Synonyms : dried-up , sear , sere , shrivelled , withered
    Example Sentence
    • dried-up grass
    • the desert was edged with sere vegetation
    • shriveled leaves on the unwatered seedlings
    • withered vines
    Definition
    (adj) lean and wrinkled by shrinkage as from age or illness
    Example Sentence
    • the old woman's shriveled skin
    • he looked shriveled and ill
    • a shrunken old man
    • a lanky scarecrow of a man with withered face and lantern jaws
    • he did well despite his withered arm
    • a wizened little man with frizzy grey hair
    Definition
    (adj) reduced in efficacy or vitality or intensity
    Synonyms : shrivelled , shrunken
    Example Sentence
    • our shriveled receipts during the storm
    • as the project wore on she found her enthusiasm shriveled
    • the dollar's shrunken buying power
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for shriveled

shri+rivel+led => SHRI is unable to take a LED from his RIVEL bcoz he has became old , and old can be related to wizened.

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