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wilt

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1 to be limp from lack of water or vigor
  • the plants wilted after I forgot to water them for three whole days

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2 to lose bodily strength or vigor
  • she had wilted a bit after walking around the hot and humid city

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3 to lose liveliness, force, or freshness
  • after six solid hours of painting, his energy was starting to wilt

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The first known use of wilt was circa 1691

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“Wilt.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/wilt. Accessed 18 Jan. 2021.

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