shrivel

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Pronunciation[change]

Verb[change]

Plain form
shrivel

Third-person singular
shrivels

Past tense
shriveled

Past participle
shriveled

Present participle
shriveling

Plain form
shrivel

Third-person singular
shrivels

Past tense
shrivelled

Past participle
shrivelled

Present participle
shrivelling

  1. (transitive & intransitive) If something shrivels, it wrinkles and contracts or cause something else to wrinkle and contract.
    The plant shrivelled from lack of water.
    His fingers were shriveled from being in the bath for too long.
    The hot sun shrivelled the leaves.