Definition of "shrivelled" [shrivelled]

  • Wrinkled because the volume has reduced while the surface area of the outer layer has remained constant. (adjective)
  • Collapsed in size. (adjective)
  • Simple past tense and past participle of shrivel. (verb)

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Use "shrivelled" in a sentence
  • "The veno~n in his expression shrivelled the saliva in my mouth."
  • "His body is preserved below the altar, dressed in his pontifical robes, sparkling with diamonds -- the head reposing on a richly gilded cushion; the face, dead and shrivelled, which is the only part exposed, presents a sad contrast to all this splendour."
  • "The rue Soly was like an illness to him; the very word shrivelled his heart."