Winterkill meaning

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To kill (plants, for example) by exposing to extremely cold winter weather.
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To die from exposure to cold winter weather. Used especially of plants.
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Death, as of plants, resulting from exposure to winter weather.
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To kill or die by exposure to winter cold or excessive snow or ice.
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The process or an instance of winterkilling.
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The mortality resulting from lethal wintry conditions among a human, animal, and/or vegetal population.
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To kill by the conditions of winter, especially the effect of the cold, freezing.
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(intransitive) To die from the above effects of winter conditions.
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Origin of winterkill