wither Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"wither" in British English

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uk   /ˈwɪð.ər/  us   // (also wither away)
[I or T] (to ​cause) to ​becomeweak and ​dry and ​decay: Grass had withered in the ​fields. [I] to ​slowlydisappear, ​loseimportance, or ​becomeweaker: This ​country is in ​danger of ​allowingitsindustrialbase to wither away.
(Definition of wither from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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witherverb [I/T]

 us   /ˈwɪð·ər/
to ​become, or ​cause something to ​become, ​weak, ​dry, and ​smaller: [T] Hot, ​dryweather withered the ​peanutcrop in the ​southeast. [I] fig. Public ​interest in the ​scandal will not wither away any ​timesoon.
(Definition of wither from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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