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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.] [1913 Webster]
To fade; to lose freshness; to become sapless; to become sapless; to dry or shrivel up. [1913 Webster] Shall he hot pull up the roots thereof, and cut off the fruit thereof, that it wither? --Ezek. xvii.
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To lose or want animal moisture; to waste; to pin? away, as animal bodies. [1913 Webster] This is man, old, wrinkled, faded, withered. --Shak. [1913 Webster] There was a man which had his hand withered. --Matt. xii.
[1913 Webster] Now warm in love, now with'ring in the grave. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]
To lose vigor or power; to languish; to pass away. "Names that must not wither." --Byron. [1913 Webster] States thrive or wither as moons wax and wane. --Cowper. [1913 Webster]
Withered \With"ered\, a. Faded; dried up; shriveled; wilted; wasted; wasted away. -- With"ered*ness, n. --Bp. Hall. [1913 Webster]

Word Net

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]

English

Pronunciation

Adjective

  1. Shrivelled, shrunken or faded, especially due to lack of water.

Translations

Verb

withered
  1. past of wither
Withered is an Early Production by the band A Static Lullaby and has 4 tracks, all of which are re-recorded and put onto their debut album ...And Don't Forget to Breathe.
It also has "The Shooting Star That Destroyed Us" which was re-named "The Shooting Star That Destroyed Us All".
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