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  • v. To wither; decay; fade.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To wither; decay; fade.

Etymologies

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From Middle English forwelken, equivalent to for- +‎ welk. Compare Dutch verwelken ("to wither, wilt"), German verwelken ("to fade, wilt, shrivel away"). More at for-, welk.

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