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withered


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Wither  \With"er\,  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Withered};  p.  pr  &  vb 
  n.  {Withering}.]  [OE.  wideren  probably  the  same  word  as 
  wederen  to  weather  (see  {Weather},  v.  &  n.);  or  cf  G. 
  verwittern  to  decay,  to  be  weather-beaten,  Lith.  vysti  to 
  wither.] 
  1.  To  fade;  to  lose  freshness;  to  become  sapless;  to  become 
  sapless;  to  dry  or  shrivel  up 
 
  Shall  he  hot  pull  up  the  roots  thereof,  and  cut  off 
  the  fruit  thereof,  that  it  wither?  --Ezek.  xvii. 
  9. 
 
  2.  To  lose  or  want  animal  moisture;  to  waste;  to  pin?  away 
  as  animal  bodies. 
 
  This  is  man,  old  wrinkled,  faded,  withered.  --Shak. 
 
  There  was  a  man  which  had  his  hand  withered.  --Matt. 
  xii.  10. 
 
  Now  warm  in  love,  now  with'ring  in  the  grave. 
  --Dryden. 
 
  3.  To  lose  vigor  or  power;  to  languish;  to  pass  away  ``Names 
  that  must  not  wither.''  --Byron. 
 
  States  thrive  or  wither  as  moons  wax  and  wane. 
  --Cowper. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Withered  \With"ered\,  a. 
  Faded;  dried  up  shriveled;  wilted;  wasted;  wasted  away  -- 
  {With"ered*ness},  n.  --Bp.  Hall. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  withered 
  adj  1:  lean  and  wrinkled  by  shrinkage  as  from  age  or  illness;  "the 
  old  woman's  shriveled  skin";  "he  looked  shriveled  and 
  ill";  "a  shrunken  old  man";  "a  lanky  scarecrow  of  a 
  man  with  withered  face  and  lantern  jaws"-W.F.Starkie; 
  "he  did  well  despite  his  withered  arm";  "a  wizened 
  little  man  with  frizzy  gray  hair"  [syn:  {shriveled},  {shrivelled}, 
  {shrunken},  {wizen},  {wizened}] 
  2:  (used  especially  of  vegetation)  having  lost  all  moisture; 
  "dried-up  grass";  "the  desert  was  edged  with  sere 
  vegetation";  "shriveled  leaves  on  the  unwatered 
  seedlings";  "withered  vines"  [syn:  {dried-up},  {sere},  {sear}, 
  {shriveled},  {shrivelled}] 




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