Wither

With"er

, v. t. 1. To cause to fade, and become dry.
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The sun is no sooner risen with a burning heat, but it withereth the grass, and the flower thereof falleth.
James i. 11.
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2. To cause to shrink, wrinkle, or decay, for want of animal moisture. "Age can not wither her." Shak.
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Shot forth pernicious fire
Among the accursed, that withered all their strength.
Milton.
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3. To cause to languish, perish, or pass away; to blight; as, a reputation withered by calumny.
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The passions and the cares that wither life.
Bryant.
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