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Word: shrivel

Definition: make or become shrunken and wrinkled (often by drying)


Sentences Containing 'shrivel'

For in his eyes I read some lurid woe would shrivel me up, had I it.
The man on the floor would shrivel up and say, "Oh, please don't, Bill; I hain't ever goin' to tell."

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