intransitive verb \ˈwelk\

Definition of welk


  1. 1 dialectal, chiefly England :  to lose freshness or greenness :  dry up :  fade, wilt, wither

  2. 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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to criticize severely

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