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wilting

verb , present participle of 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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