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“… and so it would wither and die but what …”

meanings of wither


  1. To shrivel, droop or dry up, especially from lack of water.
  2. To make helpless due to emotion.
  3. To go against, resist; oppose.
  4. To lose vigour or power; to languish; to pass away.
  5. To cause to shrivel or dry up.
  6. To become helpless due to emotion.


  1. Singular of withers (“part of the back of a four-legged animal that is between the shoulder blades").


  1. Against, in opposition to.


  1. A surname​.

words that rhyme with wither