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Wither


WITHER, verb intransitive

1. To fade; to lose its native freshness; to become sapless; to dry.

It shall wither in all the leaves of her spring. Ezekiel 17:9.

2. To waste; to pine away; as animal bodies; as a withered hand. Matthew 12:10.

3. To lose or want animal moisture.

Now warm in love, now withring in the grave.

WITHER, verb transitive

1. To cause to fade and become dry; as, the sun withereth the grass. James 1:11.

2. To cause to shrink, wrinkle and decay, for want of animal moisture.

Age cannot wither her.