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"wither" in British English

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uk /ˈwɪð.ər/ us /ˈwɪð.ɚ/ also wither away

(Definition of “wither” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"wither" in American English

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witherverb [ I/T ]

us /ˈwɪð·ər/

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.

(Definition of “wither” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)