verb (used without object)
verb (used with object)
noun Also wilt disease (for defs. 5b).
- 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.
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Example sentences from the Web for wilt
If you don’t do this, plants will probably wilt and die — or at least fail to thrive.
That’s hot but sustainable—and it meant that, with 5K to go, Dunfee was feeling good enough to accelerate as his rivals wilted in the heat.
Transfer both sheets to the oven and roast for 15 to 20 minutes, or until the tomatoes have wilted and their juices have thickened, and the bacon is crisp or done to your liking.How to make a wonderful BLT with out-of-season tomatoes|Daniela Galarza|February 25, 2021|Washington Post
Add the cilantro and fenugreek and cook, stirring frequently, until fragrant and the cilantro has considerably wilted, about 10 minutes.This herb-packed Persian fish stew is good to the last tangy, spicy spoonful|Charlotte Druckman|January 27, 2021|Washington Post
This week, I’ve eaten canned tuna for dinner three nights in a row, watching the last vegetables in my fridge wilt and turn grey.
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|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?