welk

intransitive verb \ ˈwelk \

Definition of welk

-ed/-ing/-s
1 dialectal, chiefly England :to lose freshness or greenness :dry up :fade, wilt, wither
2 obsolete :to become less (as in power or brightness) :wane

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Origin and Etymology of welk

Middle English welken, probably from Middle Dutch; akin to Old High German irwelkēn to welk, irwelhēn to become soft, wolkan cloud


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