crine

verb \ˈkrīn\

Definition of crine

-ed/-ing/-s

  1. intransitive verb
  2. Scottish :  shrink, shrivel

  3. transitive verb
  4. Scottish :  to cause to dry up, shrink, or shrivel

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Origin and Etymology of crine

Scottish Gaelic crīon to wither; akin to Old Irish crīn withered, Latin caries decay — more at caries


First Known Use: circa 1513


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