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Date: 1500-1600
Origin: Perhaps from a Scandinavian language

shrivel

verb
     
shriv‧el also shrivel up past tense and past participle shrivelled, present participle shrivelling British English, past tense and past participle shriveled, present participle shriveling American English [intransitive and transitive]
if something shrivels, or if it is shrivelled, it becomes smaller and its surface becomes covered in lines because it is very dry or old:
The leaves change colour, then shrivel.
shrivelled British English ; shriveled American English adjective:
a shrivelled apple

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