wither


wither

verb

Definition of WITHER

1
to lose liveliness, force, or freshness <shortly after the moon landing, interest in the space program withered> <the old man seemed to wither suddenly upon turning 80>
Synonyms dry, wilt
2
to lose bodily strength or vigor <if he's left on his own, he'll just wither and die>

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