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Romanian translation: se strânge/ se contractă

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English term or phrase:shrivels up (aici)
Romanian translation:se strânge/ se contractă
Entered by: Anca Buzatu
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18:54 Nov 11, 2007
English to Romanian translations [PRO]
Science - Botany / Planta Morivivi
English term or phrase: shrivels up
Este vorba despre o plantă specifică Republicii Dominicane, cu care se întâmplă "ceva" la atingere. Nu-mi dau seama exact ce: moare, se veştejeşte, se usucă sau doar se pliază, se închide:

"This plant is called the Morivivi plant. It ***shrivels up*** when touched and blooms again a short time after".

shriv·el [shrívv’l]
(past participle shriv·eled, present participle shriv·el·ing, 3rd person present singular shriv·els)
vti
1. shrink: to become or cause somebody or something to become shrunken or wrinkled, especially from drying out or aging
2. weaken: to become or cause somebody to become useless or ineffectual
3. become or make smaller: to become or cause something to become gradually smaller or less

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Anca Buzatu
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se strânge
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se strânge


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Lucian Ursu
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agree  clauswe: vt/vi a (se) contracta; a (se) încreţi
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agree  Cristiana Coblis: Morivivi este de fapt o mimoză :)
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agree  xxxmistahara: Mimosa pudica - http://images.google.ro/imgres?imgurl=http://www.killerplant...
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  -> Mulţumesc, mista hara!

agree  Veronica Manole
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Nov 11, 2007 - Changes made by Anca Buzatu:
Edited KOG entry<a href="/profile/717283">Anca Buzatu's</a> old entry - "shrivels up (aici)" » "se strânge/ se contractă"


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