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verb wither pronunciation in American English /ˈwɪðər/
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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 honored 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.

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