\ˈwelk\
-ed/-ing/-s

Definition of welk 

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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History and Etymology for 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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