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shrivel up

v.
1. To become completely shrunken and wrinkled: The leaves shriveled up and fell off the tree.
2. To cause something to become completely shrunken and wrinkled: The lack of rain shriveled up my roses. Soaking in the tub for too long will shrivel your skin up.
3. To lose vitality or intensity; dwindle: The buying power of the dollar shriveled up as inflation worsened.
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You probably have noticed this but once an azalea's leaves have started to shrivel and turn brown they will not return to a green colour.
Natural dehydration is another type of shrivel that may affect berries late in ripening but prior to commercial harvest.
Hoe round annuals, preferably on a dry sunny day with a good breeze, and watch the weeds wilt, shrivel and die
Frost harms them, while warmth makes them sprout and shrivel.
Certainly, anything remotely "natural" will shrivel and die, and if her mutant characters are at all dependent on an organic host, then they too are doomed.
They will shrivel after blooming, making them easy to remove.
The team included former naval officer Richard Ruffin, then Executive-Director of Initiatives of Change in Washington; Joseph Montville, then Director of Preventive Diplomacy at the Center for Strategic and International Studies; and Donald Shrivel President Emeritus of Union Theological Seminary.
To this day, my eardrums shrivel at the thought of the racket made by the great dancer Louise Lecavalier, as she brandished a wand that broke a light beam, which, in turn, generated an electronic cacophony akin to a hundred chalk sticks drawn over a hundred blackboards.
he'd shrivel up into a curly blond-haired dust bunny and blow away on the Santa Ana winds.
This is because drought causes pasture grasses to shrivel and no longer support large populations of insects, which are the main food the Cattle Egret feeds to its nestlings.
The Ministry of Industry is throwing its support behind testing a successful initiative created in the Niagara region that helped shrivel that area's unemployment rate from among the highest in Canada to one of the lowest.
The latter densifier uses six open gas flames, at temperatures as high as 1100 F, to shrivel the shredded EPS foam as it passes underneath on a conveyor.
If two adjacent squirts aren't related, their respective ampullae blacken and shrivel upon contact.
When temperatures drop below freezing, Arctic springtails (Megapborura arctica) lose massive amounts of water and shrivel into little husks.
Petunias often shrivel from root fungus attack, and annual vinca is most notorious for becoming instantly infested with leaf and root fungi that, virtually overnight, can utterly decimate the plant.