Wilt

Definition of Wilt

2d pers. s1.2d pers. sing. of Will.
v. i.1.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.
[imp. & p. p. Wilting.]
v. t.1.To cause to begin to wither; to make flaccid, as a green plant.
2.Hence, to cause to languish; to depress or destroy the vigor and energy of.
Despots have wilted the human race into sloth and imbecility.
- Dr. T. Dwight.

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