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with•er



Pronunciation: (wi&thslash;'ur), [key]
v.i.
1. to shrivel; fade; decay: The grapes had withered on the vine.
2. to lose the freshness of youth, as from age (often fol. by away).

v.t.
1. to make flaccid, shrunken, or dry, as from loss of moisture; cause to lose freshness, bloom, vigor, etc.: The drought withered the buds.
2. to affect harmfully: Reputations were withered by the scandal.
3. to abash, as by a scathing glance: a look that withered him.

With•er



Pronunciation: (wi&thslash;'ur), [key]
n.
George, 1588–1667, English poet and pamphleteer. Also,With•ersPronunciation: (wi&thslash;'urz). [key]

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

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