Simple Definition of wilt
of a plant : to bend over because of not having enough water
: to become weak and tired especially because of hot weather
: to lose energy, confidence, effectiveness, etc.
Full Definition of wilt
1 a : to lose turgor from lack of water <the plants wilted in the heat> b : to become limp
2 : to grow weak or faint : languish
: to cause to wilt
Examples of wilt
The hot weather wilted the plants.
The crowd wilted in the heat.
He wilted under the pressure.
Origin of wilt
alteration of earlier welk, from Middle English welken, probably from Middle Dutch; akin to Old High German erwelkēn to wilt
First Known Use: circa 1691
Definition of wilt
First Known Use of wilt
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