wither: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (wi'ur), [key]
  1. to make flaccid, shrunken, or dry, as from loss of moisture; cause to lose freshness, bloom, vigor, etc.: The drought withered the buds.
  2. to affect harmfully: Reputations were withered by the scandal.
  3. to abash, as by a scathing glance: a look that withered him.


Pronunciation: (wi'ur), [key]
  1. 1588–1667, English poet and pamphleteer.
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