Definition and Meanings for wither

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Wither is ranked 12,225 in the ranking of most used words in English

Part of Speech of wither

intransitive verb, imperfect, past participle, present participle, verbal noun, verb, noun, transitive verb

Etymology of wither

oe. wideren; probably the same word as wederen to weather (see weather, v. & n.); or cf. g. verwittern to decay, to be weather-beaten, lith. vysti to wither

Meaning of wither


as intransitive verb, imperfect, past participle, present participle, verbal noun, verb, noun

  • to fade; to lose freshness; to become sapless; to become sapless; to dry or shrivel up.
  • to lose or want animal moisture; to waste; to pin
  • to lose vigor or power; to languish; to pass away.

as transitive verb

  • to cause to fade, and become dry.
  • to cause to shrink, wrinkle, or decay, for want of animal moisture.
  • to cause to languish, perish, or pass away; to blight; as, a reputation withered by calumny.
  • No antonyms for wither

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