verb (used without object)
verb (used with object)
noun Also wilt disease (for defs 5b, 6).
- 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.
Words nearby wilt
Origin of wilt1
Definition for wilted (2 of 2)
Examples from the Web for wilted
Most presidents bloom in office as the power of their rhetoric assumes the gravity of office, President Obama has wilted.
Twelve euros for wilted lettuce topped with a pile of canned corn and other assorted veggies?
There you dangled, limp as a wilted banana while the balloon drifted along with you.The Flying Stingaree|Harold Leland Goodwin
The same vegetable sometimes takes twice the time to cook when wilted.
The latter scowled, and then a strange, wilted expression came into his dark face.Airship Andy|Frank V. Webster
Take off the wilted leaves, and cut the root even with the head.
The carriage light was feeble, and the faces I saw above me drooped under the glim, wilted and dingy.Waiting for Daylight|Henry Major Tomlinson