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3 definitions found
 for shriveled
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 WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  shriveled
      adj 1: (used especially of vegetation) having lost all moisture;
             "dried-up grass"; "the desert was edged with sere
             vegetation"; "shriveled leaves on the unwatered
             seedlings"; "withered vines" [syn: dried-up, sere,
             sear, shriveled, shrivelled, withered]
      2: lean and wrinkled by shrinkage as from age or illness; "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"-W.F.Starkie; "he did well
         despite his withered arm"; "a wizened little man with frizzy
         grey hair" [syn: shriveled, shrivelled, shrunken,
         withered, wizen, wizened]
      3: reduced in efficacy or vitality or intensity; "our shriveled
         receipts during the storm"; "as the project wore on she found
         her enthusiasm shriveled"; "the dollar's shrunken buying
         power" [syn: shriveled, shrivelled, shrunken]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  113 Moby Thesaurus words for "shriveled":
     Lilliputian, Sanforized, Tom Thumb, adust, anile, atrophied,
     attenuated, baked, brittle, burnt, cadaverous, consumed, corky,
     corpselike, crabbed, debilitated, decrepit, dehydrated, desiccated,
     doddered, doddering, doddery, dried, dried-up, dumpy, dwarf,
     dwarfed, dwarfish, elfin, emacerated, emaciate, emaciated,
     evaporated, exsiccated, feeble, fossilized, gerontal, gerontic,
     haggard, hollow-eyed, incipient, infirm, jejune, marantic,
     marasmic, meager, midget, mossbacked, moth-eaten, mummified,
     mummylike, nanoid, palsied, papery, papery-skinned, parched,
     parchmenty, peaked, peaky, pinched, poor, preshrunk, puny, pygmy,
     ravaged with age, rickety, rudimental, rudimentary, run to seed,
     runty, rusty, scorched, scraggy, scrubby, sear, seared, senile,
     sere, shaky, shriveled up, shrunk, shrunken, skeletal, squat,
     starved, starveling, stricken in years, stunted, sun-dried,
     sunbaked, tabetic, tabid, thin, timeworn, tottering, tottery,
     underfed, undernourished, undersize, undersized, wasted,
     wasted away, weak, weazened, weazeny, wilted, wind-dried, withered,
     wizen, wizen-faced, wizened, wraithlike, wrinkled
  
  

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