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wilt

verb [I] uk   /wɪlt/ us  
(of a plant) to become weak and begin to bend towards the ground, or (of a person) to become weaker, tired, or less confident: Cut flowers will soon wilt without water. After only an hour's walking they were beginning to wilt in the heat.
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