Definitions for wiltwɪlt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. to become limp and drooping, as a fading flower or parched plant; wither.

    Category: Plant Pathology

  2. to lose strength, vigor, assurance, etc.

  3. (v.t.)to cause to wilt.

  4. (n.)the act of wilting or the state of being wilted.

  5. Also called wilt′ disease`. any of various plant diseases characterized by drooping and withering leaves.

    Category: Plant Pathology

Origin of wilt:

1685–95; dial. var. of wilk to wither, itself var. of welk, ME, prob. < MD or MLG welken


  1. Ref: second pers. sing. pres. indic. of will1. 1 1

* Archaic..

Princeton's WordNet

  1. wilt, wilt disease(noun)

    any plant disease characterized by drooping and shriveling; usually caused by parasites attacking the roots

  2. wilt, wilting(verb)

    causing to become limp or drooping

  3. wilt(verb)

    lose strength

    "My opponent was wilting"

  4. wilt, droop(verb)

    become limp

    "The flowers wilted"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. wilt(verb)ɪlt

    (of a plant) to start to droop because of a lack of water

    wilting house plants

Webster Dictionary

  1. Wilt

    2d pers. sing. of Will

  2. Wilt(verb)

    to begin to wither; to lose freshness and become flaccid, as a plant when exposed when exposed to drought, or to great heat in a dry day, or when separated from its root; to droop;. to wither

  3. Wilt(verb)

    to cause to begin to wither; to make flaccid, as a green plant

  4. Wilt(verb)

    hence, to cause to languish; to depress or destroy the vigor and energy of

Translations for wilt

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


(of flowers) to droop

The plants are wilting because they haven't been watered.

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