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English verb: wither

1. wither (change) wither, as with a loss of moisture

SamplesThe fruit dried and shriveled.

Synonymsshrink, shrivel, shrivel up

Pattern of useSomething ----s

Broader (hypernym)decrease, diminish, fall, lessen

Narrower (hyponym)atrophy, blast, die back, die down, dry up, mummify

2. wither (change) lose freshness, vigor, or vitality

SamplesHer bloom was fading.


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s

Broader (hypernym)disappear, go away, vanish

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