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wilt

wilt

 
pronunciation:
wIlt
parts of speech:
intransitive verb, transitive verb, noun
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part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: wilted, wilting, wilts
definition 1: to lose freshness and become limp, as plant matter.
The flowers were beautiful when they arrived, but they wilted quickly.
synonyms:
droop, flag, wither
antonyms:
flourish, thrive
similar words:
decline, degenerate, deteriorate, languish, sag, shrivel, stale
definition 2: to lose energy, hope, ability, or the like; droop.
The runners wilted in the heat and humidity.I thought I was ready to ask for a promotion, but I wilted when I was face-to-face with my boss.
synonyms:
droop, fade, flag, languish, shrivel
similar words:
burn out, ebb, sag, slump, waste, weaken, wither
 
part of speech: transitive verb
definition: to cause to lose freshness, strength, energy, or the like.
The heat wilted the flowers.
synonyms:
shrivel
similar words:
deteriorate, droop, fade, sag, waste, weaken, wither
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: the act of wilting, or the condition of being wilted.
synonyms:
droop, flagging, withering
similar words:
sag
definition 2: any of several disorders, such as disease or moisture shortage, that cause a plant's parts to become wilted.
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