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Definition of shrivel:

  1. To cause to shrivel or contract; to cause to shrink onto corruptions.
  2. 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.

Synonyms:

recoil, funk, wizen, mummify, dry up, cringe, squinch, contract, quail, reduce, shrivel up, dry, wince, fade, wither, sear, shrink, flinch.

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