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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Shriveled, shrunken, or faded from or as if from loss of moisture or sustenance: "the battle to keep his withered dreams intact” ( Time).

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Shrivelled, shrunken or faded, especially due to lack of water.
  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of wither.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Faded; dried up; shriveled; wilted; wasted; wasted away.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Shriveled; faded.
  • Having withers (of this or that specified kind).

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. (used especially of vegetation) having lost all moisture
  • adj. lean and wrinkled by shrinkage as from age or illness

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