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English definition of “wither”

wither

verb [I/T]    /ˈwɪð·ər/
to become , or cause something to become , weak , dry , and smaller : [T] Hot , dry weather withered the peanut crop in the southeast . [I] fig. Public interest in the scandal will not wither away any time soon .
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