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Meaning of wilt

wilt

Pronunciation: (wilt), [key]
— v.i.
  1. to become limp and drooping, as a fading flower; wither.
  2. to lose strength, vigor, assurance, etc.: to wilt after a day's hard work.
—v.t.
  1. to cause to wilt.
—n.
  1. the act of wilting, or the state of being wilted: a sudden wilt of interest in the discussion.
    1. the drying out, drooping, and withering of the leaves of a plant due to inadequate water supply, excessive transpiration, or vascular disease.
    2. a disease so characterized, as fusarium wilt.
  2. a virus disease of various caterpillars, characterized by the liquefaction of body tissues.

wilt

Pronunciation: (wilt), [key]
— v. Archaic.
  1. second pers. sing. pres. ind. of.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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