- 1[intransitive, transitive] wither (something) if a plant withers or something withers it, it dries up and dies The grass had withered in the warm sun.
- 2[intransitive] wither (away) to become less or weaker, especially before disappearing completely All our hopes just withered away.
NAmE//ˈwɪðər//Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they wither
he / she / it withers
past simple withered
-ing form withering