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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.


Synonymsfade


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


Broader (hypernym)disappear, go away, vanish









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