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English definition of “wither”


verb     /ˈwɪð.ər/ US  // (also wither away)
[I or T] (to cause ) to become weak and dry and decay : Grass had withered in the fields .Plant pathologyBecoming and making less strong [I] to slowly disappear , lose importance , or become weaker : This country is in danger of allowing its industrial base to wither away.Appearing and disappearingBecoming and making less strong
(Definition of wither verb from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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