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EtymologyEdit

Derivative of schrumpen (itself not used in standard German), the German Low German and West Central German form of schrumpfen (to shrink).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ʃʁʊmpəln/, [ʃʁʊmpəln], [ʃʁʊmpl̩n]
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VerbEdit

schrumpeln (third-person singular simple present schrumpelt, past tense schrumpelte, past participle geschrumpelt, auxiliary haben)

  1. to shrivel (e.g. skin)
    Wenn man im Wasser ist, fängt die Haut irgendwann an zu schrumpeln.
    When you're in the water, at some point your skin starts to shrivel.

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