Meaning of shrivel

shriv•el

Pronunciation: (shriv'ul), [key]
— -eled, -el•ing -elled, -el•ling.
  1. to contract and wrinkle, as from great heat, cold, or dryness.
  2. to wither; make or become helpless or useless.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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