Withered - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈwɪðərd|  American pronunciation of the word withered
Brit.  |ˈwɪðəd|  British pronunciation of the word withered
- this word is a past tense form of the verbto wither
- this word is a past participle form of the verbto wither

adjective

- lean and wrinkled by shrinkage as from age or illness(syn: shriveled, shrivelled, shrunken, wizen, wizened)

a lanky scarecrow of a man with withered face and lantern jaws
he did well despite his withered arm

- (used especially of vegetation) having lost all moisture(syn: dried-up, sear, sere, shriveled, shrivelled)

withered vines

Examples

a lanky scarecrow of a man with withered face and lantern jaws

he did well despite his withered arm

The plants withered and died.

...shortly after the moon landing, interest in the space program withered...

My heart withered as I contemplated the scene.

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