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Meaning of WITHERED

Pronunciation:  w'idhurd

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [adj]  lean and wrinkled by shrinkage as from age or illness; "the old woman's shriveled skin"; "he looked shriveled and ill"; "a shrunken old man"; "a lanky scarecrow of a man with withered face and lantern jaws"-W.F.Starkie; "he did well despite his withered arm"; "a wizened little man with frizzy gray hair"
  2. [adj]  (used especially of vegetation) having lost all moisture; "dried-up grass"; "the desert was edged with sere vegetation"; "shriveled leaves on the unwatered seedlings"; "withered vines"

WITHERED is a 8 letter word that starts with W.


 Synonyms: dried-up, dry, lean, sear, sere, shriveled, shrivelled, shrunken, thin, wizen, wizened



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\With"ered\, a.
Faded; dried up; shriveled; wilted; wasted; wasted away. --
{With"ered*ness}, n. --Bp. Hall.