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English definition of “withered”


adjective     /ˈwɪð.əd/ US  /-ɚd/
dry and decaying: withered leaves/flowersDecaying and staying fresh old-fashioned describes an arm or leg that has not grown to its correct size because of diseasePhysical irregularities
(Definition of withered adjective from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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