Definitions for withering
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any weakening or degeneration (especially through lack of use)
annihilative, annihilating, devastating, witheringadjective
wreaking or capable of wreaking complete destruction
"possessing annihilative power"; "a devastating hurricane"; "the guns opened a withering fire"
annihilating, devastating, witheringadjective
making light of
"afire with annihilating invective"; "a devastating portrait of human folly"; "to compliments inflated I've a withering reply"- W.S.Gilbert
Tending to destroy, devastate, overwhelm or cause complete destruction.
The D-Day troops came under withering fire.
The playboy seemed oblivious to his withering fortune as he continued in his decadent lifestyle.
Tending to make someone feel small.
William Withering FRS (17 March 1741 – 6 October 1799) was an English botanist, geologist, chemist, physician and first systematic investigator of the bioactivity of digitalis. Withering was born in Wellington, Shropshire, the son of a surgeon. He trained as a physician and studied medicine at the University of Edinburgh Medical School. He worked at Birmingham General Hospital from 1779. The story is that he noticed a person with dropsy (swelling from congestive heart failure) improve remarkably after taking a traditional herbal remedy; Withering became famous for recognising that the active ingredient in the mixture came from the foxglove plant. The active ingredient is now known as digoxin, after the plant's scientific name. In 1785, Withering published An Account of the Foxglove and some of its Medical Uses, which contained reports on clinical trials and notes on digitalis's effects and toxicity.
Withering refers to the process of becoming dry and shriveled or losing effectiveness, vitality, or intensity due to neglect, lack of use, or under harsh conditions. This term can be applied to both living things (like a plant), and abstract concepts (like a person's confidence level, or the economy).
tending to wither; causing to shrink or fade
The numerical value of withering in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of withering in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5
Love never dies a natural death. It dies because we don't know how to replenish it's source. It dies of blindness and errors and betrayals. It dies of illness and wounds; it dies of weariness, of withering, of tarnishing.
The governor's executive order calls on every Californian to help save water during this drought and it specifically includes limiting car washing and making sure to wash with recycled water, all over the state many Californians are rising to the challenge and there's always more conservation work to be done, George Kostyrko said. Unlike many commercial car washes, the county's facilities do not use recirculated water, The Daily News said. The supervisors declined to answer questions from The Daily News about the car washing. County public information officers and representatives for Garcetti had no immediate comment when contacted by Reuters. California is in its fourth year of a withering drought that has killed 12.5 million trees, forced farmers to fallow a half-million acres of land and left mountains bereft of snow that melts to replenish streams and reservoirs. Garcetti's.
Any brutal torture of Saudi women activists would show no limit to the Saudi authorities' campaign of wanton cruelty against critics and human rights activists, any government that tortures women for demanding basic rights should face withering international criticism, not unblinking Michael Page and UK support.
Question: Why are we Masters of our Fate, the captains of our souls? Because we have the power to control our thoughts, our attitudes. That is why many people live in the withering negative world. That is why many people live in the Positive Faith world.
We haven’t had much rain to speak of and the crop is withering.
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