- 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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Most presidents bloom in office as the power of their rhetoric assumes the gravity of office, President Obama has wilted.President Obama’s Belgian Waffle|Stuart Stevens|March 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Twelve euros for wilted lettuce topped with a pile of canned corn and other assorted veggies?How America Killed French Cuisine|Kathleen Willcox|July 7, 2009|DAILY BEAST
Cook the onions, stirring frequently, until wilted and translucent, 8-10 minutes.Salt Cod, Scampi, Filet of Grouper|The Daily Beast|December 23, 2008|DAILY BEAST
It was ten minutes before she raised her hand and pointed to a wilted but still effective screen.Ancestors|Gertrude Atherton
When the plants are to be hung on lath they may be wilted before "stringing" or not, at the option of the grower.
When wilted in the field there is often much damage done to the leaves whether they are sun-burnt or not.
Mr. Bills kinder wilted after you all went out, and the whole thing flatted.The Cromptons|Mary J. Holmes
The next moment it wilted, rolled downward with outstretched arms, and collapsed upon the gravel, an inert mass.Overland|John William De Forest