to become limp and drooping, as a fading flower; wither.
to lose strength, vigor, assurance, etc.: to wilt after a day's hard work.
to cause to wilt.
the act of wilting, or the state of being wilted: a sudden wilt of interest in the discussion.
the drying out, drooping, and withering of the leaves of a plant due to inadequate water supply, excessive transpiration, or vascular disease.
a disease so characterized, as fusarium wilt.
a virus disease of various caterpillars, characterized by the liquefaction of body tissues.
Other definitions for wilt (2 of 2)
second person singular present indicative of will1.
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How to use wilt in a sentence
Add the spinach a few handfuls at a time, adding more as the spinach in the pan begins to wilt.Toss pasta with spinach, feta and dill for a speedy vegetarian supper | Ellie Krieger | July 8, 2021 | Washington Post
If you just have it out at a farmer’s market, it’s going to wilt.
Ly braises radishes in a buttery broth, then folds in their greens until wilted.Cut waste and boost flavor with skin-to-seed recipes that use the whole vegetable | Joe Yonan | April 23, 2021 | Washington Post
Cook until they wilt and the liquid reduces slightly, 2 to 3 minutes.A buttery braise sweetens radishes and melts their greens | Joe Yonan | April 23, 2021 | Washington Post
Add the spinach and salt, and cook until the spinach wilts, releases its liquid and dries out, about 5 minutes.Customize this crispy, cheesy spinach pie any way you like it | Daniela Galarza | April 22, 2021 | Washington Post
wilt Chamberlain once pointed out that “nobody loves Goliath,” as an excuse for his enduring unpopularity.
They have to have the courage not to wilt or get the vapors whenever a right-winger invokes the evil gummint or the hated Kenyan.
But the two young girls, Thornton and wilt, never seemed to lose energy.The House of Shock Is Terrifying Its Guests and Causing Controversy—and the Zombies Who Run the Show Are Loving It | Tyler Gillespie | October 25, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
At the foot of the adjacent 4-foot high gravestones are floral arrangements that are just starting to wilt.
And I do agree with him on wilt Chamberlain, whom we will discuss at length in the future.
The old error is passed away: thou wilt keep peace: peace, because we have hoped in thee.
And how wilt thou stand against the face of the judge of one place, of the least of my master's servants?
I hoped till morning, as a lion so hath he broken all my bones: from morning even to night thou wilt make an end of me.
For I know that transgressing thou wilt transgress, and I have called thee a transgressor from the womb.
wilt thou yet say before them that slay thee: I am God; whereas thou art a man, and not God, in the hand of them that slay thee?
British Dictionary definitions for wilt (1 of 2)
to become or cause to become limp, flaccid, or drooping: insufficient water makes plants wilt
to lose or cause to lose courage, strength, etc
(tr) to cook (a leafy vegetable) very briefly until it begins to collapse
the act of wilting or state of becoming wilted
any of various plant diseases characterized by permanent wilting, usually caused by fungal parasites attacking the roots
British Dictionary definitions for wilt (2 of 2)
archaic, or dialect (used with the pronoun thou or its relative equivalent) a singular form of the present tense (indicative mood) of will 1
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