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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Wilt \Wilt\, 2d pers. sing. of {Will}.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Wilt \Wilt\, verb (used without an object) [imp. & p. p. {Wilting}.] [Written also welt, a modification of welk.] To begin to wither; to lose freshness and become flaccid, as a plant when exposed when exposed to drought, or to great heat in a dry day, or when separated from its root; to droop;. to wither. [Prov. Eng. & U. S.]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Wilt \Wilt\, verb (used with an object)

1. To cause to begin to wither; to make flaccid, as a green plant. [Prov. Eng. U. S.]

2. Hence, to cause to languish; to depress or destroy the vigor and energy of. [Prov. Eng. & U. S.]

Despots have wilted the human race into sloth and imbecility. --Dr. T. Dwight.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

wilt

noun

1: any plant disease characterized by drooping and shriveling; usually caused by parasites attacking the roots [syn: {wilt}, {wilt disease}]

2: causing to become limp or drooping [syn: {wilt}, {wilting}]

verb

1: lose strength; "My opponent was wilting"

2: become limp; "The flowers wilted" [syn: {wilt}, {droop}]


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