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English adjective: withered

1. withered lean and wrinkled by shrinkage as from age or illness

SamplesThe 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.
He did well despite his withered arm.
A wizened little man with frizzy grey hair.

Synonymsshriveled, shrivelled, shrunken, wizen, wizened

Similarlean, thin


2. withered (used especially of vegetation) having lost all moisture

SamplesDried-up grass.
The desert was edged with sere vegetation.
Shriveled leaves on the unwatered seedlings.
Withered vines.

Synonymsdried-up, sear, sere, shriveled, shrivelled


Domain categorybotany, flora, vegetation


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