1 intr (esp. of a plant) to droop, wilt, or shrivel up
2 intr; often foll by: away to fade or waste
all hope withered away
3 intr to decay, decline, or disintegrate
4 tr to cause to wilt, fade, or lose vitality
5 tr to abash, esp. with a scornful look
6 tr to harm or damage
(C14: perhaps variant of weather (vb); related to German verwittern to decay)
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