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Meaning of WILT

Pronunciation:  wilt

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  causing to become limp or drooping
  2. [n]  any plant disease characterized by drooping and shriveling; usually caused by parasites attacking the roots
  3. [v]  become limp; "The flowers wilted"
  4. [v]  lose strength; "My opponent was wilting"
 

WILT is a 4 letter word that starts with W.

 

 Synonyms: droop, wilt disease, wilting
 
 See Also: crumble, decay, delapidate, fusarium wilt, granville wilt, plant disease, verticilliosis, weaken, weakening

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Wilt\,
    2d pers. sing. of {Will}.
    
    
  2. \Wilt\, v. i. [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.]
    
    
  3. \Wilt\, v. t.
    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.
    
    
 
Biology Dictionary
 
 Definition: A plant disease in which bacteria invade the vessels of herbaceous plants, interfere with movement of water and nutrients, and produce certain toxins that cause wilting and the eventual death of the plant.
 

 

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