\ 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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“Welk.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/welk. Accessed 28 Sep. 2021.

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