Definition of wither:
- To cause to fade, and become dry.
- To cause to languish, perish, or pass away; to blight; as, a reputation withered by calumny.
- To cause to shrink, wrinkle, or decay, for want of animal moisture.
- To fade; to lose freshness; to become sapless; to become sapless; to dry or shrivel up.
- To lose or want animal moisture; to waste; to pin away, as animal bodies.
- To lose vigor or power; to languish; to pass away.
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- contract (part of speech: verb)
- dry (part of speech: verb)
- deteriorate (part of speech: verb)
Fast in thy Paradise, where no Flowers can wither; Manie a Spring I shoot up faire, Offering at Heaven, growing and groaning thither, Nor doth my Flower want a Spring Shower, My Sins and I joyning together.- "Mary Powell & Deborah's Diary", Anne Manning.
And as the flower looked into the soul of the dying woman, its fair leaves seemed to wither and wilt, as though some foul breath had come forth upon it, for therein it could see nothing because of the blackness and the sin.- "Tom, Dot and Talking Mouse and Other Bedtime Stories", J. G. Kernahan and C. Kernahan.
- "Rossmoyne", Unknown.