wither - definition and synonyms

verb 

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/ˈwɪðə(r)/
present tense
I/you/we/theywither
he/she/itwithers
present participlewithering
past tensewithered
past participlewithered
  1. 1

    wither

    or

    wither away

    [intransitive] to become weaker or smaller and then disappear

    They worry that honoured traditions will wither.

    Their love was withering away.

  2. 2
    [intransitive] if plants or flowers wither, they become drier and start to die

    The spring flowers were already beginning to wither.

     Synonyms and related words
    1. a.
      [transitive] to make a plant or flower become drier and start to die