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Princeton's WordNet

  1. wilt, wilt diseasenoun

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

  2. wilt, wiltingverb

    causing to become limp or drooping

  3. wiltverb

    lose strength

    "My opponent was wilting"

  4. wilt, droopverb

    become limp

    "The flowers wilted"

Webster Dictionary

  1. Wilt

    2d pers. sing. of Will

    Etymology: [Written also welt, a modification of welk.]

  2. Wiltverb

    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

    Etymology: [Written also welt, a modification of welk.]

  3. Wiltverb

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

    Etymology: [Written also welt, a modification of welk.]

  4. Wiltverb

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

    Etymology: [Written also welt, a modification of welk.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Wilt

    wilt, v.i. to droop, lose energy.—v.t. to render limp or pithless. [Cf. Welk; cf. Ger. welk, withered.]

  2. Wilt

    wilt, 2d pers. sing. of will.

Editors Contribution

  1. wilt

    Wilt (verb) to become weak.

    Wilt to lose energy or faint in a game.

    Submitted by pinkss5 on October 21, 2015  

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of wilt in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of wilt in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of wilt in a Sentence

  1. Henry Adams:

    Whatever happens at all happens as it should thou wilt find this true, if thou shouldst watch closely.

  2. Christina Georgina Rossetti:

    When I am dead, my dearest, Sing no sad songs for me Plant thou no roses at my head, Nor shady cypress tree. Be the green grass above me With showers and dewdrops wet And if thou wilt, remember And if thou wilt, forget.

  3. Ausonius:

    If thou intendest to do a good act, do it quickly, and then thou wilt excite gratitude; a favour if it be slow in being conferred causes ingratitude.

  4. David Thomas:

    The principles now planted in thy bosom will grow, and one day reach maturity and in that maturity thou wilt find thy heaven or thy hell.

  5. Aleister Crowley:

    Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the law.

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  • ذبولArabic
  • visneDanish
  • welkenGerman
  • μαραίνομαιGreek
  • velkiEsperanto
  • marchitar, marchitezSpanish
  • näivettyä, nuuduttaa, nuutuminen, kuihduttaa, lakastua, kuihtuminen, uupua, väsyä, lakastuttaa, näivettää, lakastuminen, nuutua, näivetystauti, uuvuttaa, kuihtua, väsyttää, näivettyminenFinnish
  • følnaFaroese
  • se flétrirFrench
  • विल्टHindi
  • elhervaszt, elgyengül, hervadHungarian
  • թառամելArmenian
  • langorigarIdo
  • fölnaIcelandic
  • avvizzire, appassimento, appassire, avvizzimentoItalian
  • verslappen, verwelking, verwelkingsziekte, moe worden, verwelkenDutch
  • visneNorwegian
  • więdnąćPolish
  • murcharPortuguese
  • вялость, слабеть, увядание, увядатьRussian
  • umarati, venuti, zamarati, mlohavitiSerbo-Croatian
  • vädnúť, zosychať, usychať, zvädnúťSlovak

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    excessively agitated; distraught with fear or other violent emotion
    • A. occasional
    • B. frantic
    • C. plush
    • D. witless

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