[ UK /wˈɪðɐ/ ]
[ US /ˈwɪðɝ/ ]
  1. wither, as with a loss of moisture
    The fruit dried and shriveled
  2. lose freshness, vigor, or vitality
    Her bloom was fading
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How To Use wither In A Sentence

  • The operation of budding requires a good deal of nicety: first, to avoid wounding the wood of the stock in slitting the bark; and, secondly, to make the bark of the scion fit quite closely to the wood of the stock, as, if the least vacuity is left between them, the bud will wither instead of beginning to grow. The Lady's Country Companion: or, How to Enjoy a Country Life Rationally
  • The other route would see the fruits of eight years of growth wither on the vine through inaction and lack of imagination.
  • Unlike the Celtic centre-back, the Ibrox defender was allowed to swither over an offer from Dundee United.
  • After a cut on the face or an exudation into the lungs, the loose tissues and multiple vessels allow the proliferating cells to obtain rich nourishment; absorption can take place readily, and the part regains its normal condition entirely, while a bruise at the heel or at the withers finds a dense, inextensible tissue where the multiplying elements and exuded fluids choke up all communication, and the parts die Special Report on Diseases of the Horse
  • Without the palsied hand of government, the unions would wither and die. 500 SEIU bully-boys vs. 1 14-year-old. | RedState
  • At the Fallowfield lead mine, near Hexham in Northumberland, it is associated with witherite; and at Bromley Hill, near Alston in Cumberland, it occurs in veins with galena. Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Part 3 "Brescia" to "Bulgaria"
  • How has it managed to do all that - when other, more capitalized businesses have withered away?
  • He scowled at Zilla, whose withered lips were again writhing into speech, and compelled her to silence. The White Man's Way
  • She sat down in her chair looking furious and just gave me a sneer and a withering look.
  • And if no trees are left on the valley slopes to sop up runoff from the rains and slow its flow, a tropical river will wither and die.
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