wilting

[ UK /wˈɪltɪŋ/ ]
[ US /ˈwɪɫtɪŋ/ ]
NOUN
  1. causing to become limp or drooping
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How To Use wilting In A Sentence

  • Tossed in a hot pan for a scant five minutes, the sprouts soften and give up their starchiness, wilting into a warm slaw scented with white wine and citrus.
  • Like their plant-sucking cousins, whiteflies pierce leaf tissues causing noticeable wilting, chlorosis, loss of leaves and/or stunted growth.
  • I'd found a late patch of charlock near the stream, leaves wilting and brown around the edges, and had brought back a handful in my pocket, along with a few juniper berries picked during a stop earlier in the day. Dragonfly in Amber
  • The child wasn't wilting in an alien environment.
  • Yet the days of wilting petals could soon be over, if gene science has anything to do with it. Times, Sunday Times
  • Each petal was streaked with brown, wilting from the cold.
  • My opponent was wilting
  • He pounded the spine of one devourer, crushing it and wilting the deadly tails. GuildWars Edge of Destiny
  • The flowers are wilting for lack of water.
  • In a vase near the window there was a single poinsettia now on the point of wilting. A ROOMFUL OF BIRDS - SCOTTISH SHORT STORIES 1990
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