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wilt



Pronunciation: (wilt), [key]
v.i.
1. to become limp and drooping, as a fading flower; wither.
2. to lose strength, vigor, assurance, etc.: to wilt after a day's hard work.

v.t.
to cause to wilt.

n.
1. the act of wilting, or the state of being wilted: a sudden wilt of interest in the discussion.
2. Plant Pathol.
a. the drying out, drooping, and withering of the leaves of a plant due to inadequate water supply, excessive transpiration, or vascular disease.
b. a disease so characterized, as fusarium wilt.
3. a virus disease of various caterpillars, characterized by the liquefaction of body tissues. Also,wilt' disease" (for defs. 5b, 6).

wilt



Pronunciation: (wilt), [key]
v. Archaic.
second pers. sing. pres. ind. of will 1.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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