wither

Part of speech: verb

To cause to become limp or dry, as a plant.

Part of speech: verb

To waste, as flesh.

Part of speech: verb

To droop or perish.

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Usage examples "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", Howard Carleton Browne.
  2. These impressions, however, I suffered to wither away. - "Christmas Stories", 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", Samuel Auguste David Tissot.