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Definition of wither verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    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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