[ 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 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.
  • On the path a few solitary scraps of withered white and blue police tape were a solemn reminder of the crime scene.
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