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 for shrivel
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Shrivel \Shriv"el\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Shriveledor
     Shrivelled; p. pr. & vb. n. Shriveling or Shrivelling.]
     [Probably akin to shrimp, shrink; cf. dial. AS. screpa to
     pine away, Norw. skrypa to waste, skryp, skryv, transitory,
     frail, Sw. skr["o]pling feeble, Dan. skr["o]belig, Icel.
     skrj?pr brittle, frail.]
     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.
     [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Shrivel \Shriv"el\, v. t.
     To cause to shrivel or contract; to cause to shrink onto
     corruptions.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  shrivel
      v 1: wither, as with a loss of moisture; "The fruit dried and
           shriveled" [syn: shrivel, shrivel up, shrink,
           wither]
      2: decrease in size, range, or extent; "His earnings shrank";
         "My courage shrivelled when I saw the task before me" [syn:
         shrink, shrivel]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  76 Moby Thesaurus words for "shrivel":
     Sanforize, age, air-dry, anhydrate, attenuate, bake, blot, brush,
     burn, cheat the undertaker, consume, contract, cure, curl up,
     decline, dehumidify, dehydrate, desiccate, diminish, dodder, drain,
     droop, dry, dry up, emacerate, emaciate, evaporate, exsiccate,
     fade, fade away, fail, fire, flag, fossilize, get along, get on,
     grow old, insolate, kiln, languish, macerate, mummify, mummy,
     parch, pine, preshrink, pucker up, rub, scorch, sear, shake,
     shrink, shrivel up, sink, smoke, soak up, sponge, sun, sun-dry,
     swab, thin, torrefy, totter, towel, turn gray, turn white, wane,
     waste, waste away, weazen, welter, wilt, wipe, wither, wizen,
     wrinkle
  
  

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