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Definition of wilt verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they wilt
    he / she / it wilts
    past simple wilted
    -ing form wilting
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  1. 1[intransitive, transitive] wilt (something) if a plant or flower wilts, or something wilts it, it bends toward the ground because of the heat or a lack of water synonym droop
  2. 2[intransitive] (informal) to become weak or tired or less confident synonym flag The spectators were wilting visibly in the hot sun. He was wilting from all the pressure at work.
  3. 3thou wilt (old use) used to mean “you will,” when talking to one person
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