Definition of wilt :
1. 2d pers. sing. of Will.
2. Hence, to cause to languish; to depress or destroy the vigor and energy of.
3. To begin to wither; to lose freshness and become flaccid, as a plant when exposed when exposed to drought, or to great heat in a dry day, or when separated from its root; to droop;. to wither.
4. To cause to begin to wither; to make flaccid, as a green plant.
bake, shrivel, flag, come out, glaze, broil, become flaccid, climb, weaken, flop, watch the clock, bud, sag, come up, dry, dry up, bloom, fail, baste, be at loose ends, waste, choke, mope around, braise, lag, not look twice at, go crazy, bear, better, go limp, boil down, barbecue, droop, slouch, emaciate, mope, be past caring, sicken of something, burn, brown, wilting, go, charbroil, faint, lose freshness, languish, loll, wilt disease, lop, hang, blossom, swag, die back, boil
deteriorate (part of speech: verb)
fade, revert, moulder, atrophy, downgrade, regress, degenerate, go downhill, ebb, putrefy, slide, get worse, slump, sink, decay, relapse, fall apart, retrogress, collapse, wither, wane, slip, worsen, lapse, deteriorate, decline, dilapidate, tergiversate
- As I shut the door, the big book thou art reading, thou wilt say to it: 'Now, friend of my soul, some sensible talk we will have together, for that foolish girl has gone to her foolishness at her looking glass. - "An Orkney Maid", Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr.
- Take you my horse- it is a very gentle beast, and it wilt carry you with safety- and ride on, alone, to Cagli." - "The Shame of Motley", Raphael Sabatini.
- Wilt thou do this? - "The Love-Chase", James Sheridan Knowles.