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verb wither pronunciation in American English /ˈwɪðər/
Word Forms
present tense
present participlewithering
past tensewithered
past participlewithered
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  1. 1



    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.

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

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