Definition of wither verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    wither

     verb
    verb
    NAmE//ˈwɪðər//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they wither
     
    he / she / it withers
     
    past simple withered
     
    -ing form withering
     
     
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  1. 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. 2[intransitive] wither (away) to become less or weaker, especially before disappearing completely All our hopes just withered away.
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