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Locomotive vs Shrivel - What's the difference?

locomotive | shrivel |

As a noun locomotive

is (rail transport) the power unit of a train which does not carry passengers or freight itself, but pulls the coaches or rail cars or wagons.

As an adjective locomotive

is of or relating to locomotion.

As a verb shrivel is

to collapse inward; to crumble.

locomotive

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • (rail transport) The power unit of a train which does not carry passengers or freight itself, but pulls the coaches or rail cars or wagons.
  • (rare) A traction engine
  • (slang) A cheer characterized by a slow beginning and a progressive increase in speed
  • (economics) A country which drives the world economy by having a high level of imports. (i.e. The United States).
  • Usage notes

    Sometimes erroneously used as a synonym for train.

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • of or relating to locomotion
  • of or relating to the power unit of a train which does not carry passengers or freight itself
  • shrivel

    English

    Verb

    (shrivell) (UK ) (en-verb) (US )
  • To collapse inward; to crumble.
  • I saw him shrivel on the ground in fear.
  • To become wrinkled.
  • His fingers were shriveled from being in the bath for too long.
  • To draw into wrinkles.
  • The hot sun shrivelled the leaves.