Wilt meaning

wĭlt
To cause to droop or lose freshness.

The heat wilted the flowers.

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To deprive of energy or vigor; fatigue or exhaust.

Worry wilted the parents.

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The action of wilting or the state of being wilted.
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To become limp or flaccid; droop.

Plants wilting in the heat.

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To feel or exhibit the effects of fatigue or exhaustion; weaken markedly.
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Any of various plant diseases characterized by slow or rapid collapse of terminal shoots, branches, or entire plants.
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To become limp, as from heat or lack of water; wither; droop.
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To lose courage; quail.
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To cause to wilt.
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A wilting or being wilted.
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Wilt means to become limp.

An example of wilt is for a flower to fold in half after it hasn't had water for a few days.

An example of wilt is for a person to become faint after heavy exertion.

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To wilt is to get weak.

An example of to wilt is to get very hot and feel faint.

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To become weak or faint; lose strength; languish.
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(intransitive) To droop or become limp and flaccid (as a dying leaf or flower).
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(intransitive) To fatigue; to lose strength.
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To cause to droop or become limp and flaccid (as a flower).
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To cause to fatigue; to exhaust.
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The act of wilting or the state of being wilted.
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Any of various plant diseases characterized by wilting.
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(archaic) Second-person singular simple present form of will.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
wilt
Plural:
wilts

Origin of wilt

  • Possibly alteration of dialectal welk from Middle English welken

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Recorded since 1691, probably an alteration of welk, itself from Middle English welken, presumed from Middle Dutch (preserved in modern inchoative verwelken) or Middle Low German welken (“to wither"), cognate with Old High German irwelhen (“to become soft").

    From Wiktionary