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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

Shrink, especially from a loss of moisture; Lose freshness, vigor, or vitality.

Usage examples (37)
  • The old that is strong does not wither, Deep roots are not reached by frost.
  • Did they become more dissatisfied from June to August, and that increased dissatisfaction caused their support to "wither"?
  • Pretty sure that 'wither' is the equivalent of shriveling or drying up, i.e. "wither on the vine."
  • But untended crops and livestock soon wither away. for more
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