What does shrivel mean?

Definitions for shrivel
ˈʃrɪv əlshriv·el

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. shrivel, shrivel up, shrink, wither(verb)

    wither, as with a loss of moisture

    "The fruit dried and shriveled"

  2. shrink, shrivel(verb)

    decrease in size, range, or extent

    "His earnings shrank"; "My courage shrivelled when I saw the task before me"

Wiktionary

  1. shrivel(Verb)

    To collapse inward; to crumble.

    I saw him shrivel on the ground in fear.

  2. shrivel(Verb)

    To become wrinkled.

    His fingers were shriveled from being in the bath for too long.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Shrivel(verb)

    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

    Etymology: [Probably akin to shrimp, shrink; cf. dial. AS. screpa to pine away, Norw. skrypa to waste, skryp, skryv, transitory, frail, Sw. skrpling feeble, Dan. skrbelig, Icel. skrjpr brittle, frail.]

  2. Shrivel(verb)

    to cause to shrivel or contract; to cause to shrink onto corruptions

    Etymology: [Probably akin to shrimp, shrink; cf. dial. AS. screpa to pine away, Norw. skrypa to waste, skryp, skryv, transitory, frail, Sw. skrpling feeble, Dan. skrbelig, Icel. skrjpr brittle, frail.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Shrivel

    shriv′l, v.i. and v.t. to contract into wrinkles: to blight:—pr.p. shriv′elling; pa.t. and pa.p. shriv′elled. [Perh. conn. with Old Northumbrian screpa, to become dry; cf. Norw. skrypa, to waste.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of shrivel in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of shrivel in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

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