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wither

verb [I/T]  /ˈwɪð·ər/ us  
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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