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.
Origin of wilt1
Synonyms for wilt
Related Words for wilteddroop, ebb, wane, dwindle, faint, melt, wither, fade, diminish, shrivel, succumb, collapse, drop, mummify, flag, weaken, sink, waste, languish, wizen
Examples from the Web for wilted
Contemporary Examples of wilted
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
March 27, 2014
Twelve euros for wilted lettuce topped with a pile of canned corn and other assorted veggies?How America Killed French Cuisine
July 7, 2009
Historical Examples of wilted
Then he ventured into the heat and glare of Broadway where humanity stewed and wilted.The Spenders
Harry Leon Wilson
He is much like a wilted leaf in the hands of this boy and girl.Ester Ried Yet Speaking
Julia wilted a little; but her sister, Mrs. Glynn, was not perturbed.The Yates Pride
Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
I'm almost glad they have wilted; they will give you something to do.Phyllis
"Yes, ma'am," says Babbitt, tryin' to prop up his wilted collar.Shorty McCabe
Word Origin for wilt
1690s, probably an alteration of welk "to wilt," probably from Middle Dutch or Middle Low German welken "to wither," cognate with Old High German irwelhen "become soft." Related: Wilted; wilting.