What does the word wither mean?

Usage examples for wither

  1. Slowly the hawk- faced warrior set out for the palace with the message that must wither the stalwart heart of him for whom Vulcar cared above all others. – Warrior of the Dawn by Howard Carleton Browne
  2. These impressions, however, I suffered to wither away. – Christmas Stories by Edward Berens
  3. As their Eruption occurred on different Days, they also wither and fall off successively. – Advice to the people in general, with regard to their health by Samuel Auguste David Tissot