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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. 3 thou wilt (old use) used to mean “you will,” when talking to one person
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