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wither

  

      vb  
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)  
  withered      adj  
  witherer      n  
  withering      adj  
   witheringly             adv  
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