Shriv"el (?), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Shriveled (?) or 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. skropling feeble, Dan. skrobelig, Icel. skrjpr 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.

 

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Shriv"el (?), v. t.

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

 

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