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/ ˈwɪð ər /
George,1588–1667, English poet and pamphleteer.
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British Dictionary definitions for george wither
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(intr) (esp of a plant) to droop, wilt, or shrivel up
(intr often foll by away) to fade or wasteall hope withered away
(intr) to decay, decline, or disintegrate
(tr) to cause to wilt, fade, or lose vitality
(tr) to abash, esp with a scornful look
(tr) to harm or damage
Derived Formswithered, adjectivewitherer, nounwithering, adjectivewitheringly, adverb
Word Origin for wither
C14: perhaps variant of weather (vb); related to German verwittern to decay
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Word Origin and History for george wither
1530s, alteration of Middle English wydderen "dry up, shrivel" (c.1300), apparently a differentiated and special use of wederen "to expose to weather" (see weather). Cf. German verwittern "to become weather-beaten," from Witter "weather."
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