- 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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How to use wilt in a sentence
I freed my bouquet, now wilted, lashed my kayak to the float, and climbed up slippery pink granite to the trail.
He felt his body grow limp (like one of those high-speed films of a flower wilting).Powerful Congressman Writes About ‘Fleshy Breasts’|Asawin Suebsaeng|January 7, 2015|DAILY BEAST
"I do not know," she answered wearily, and her whole form wilting she looked away from him.The Long Night|Stanley Weyman
The rising sun was a very cheerful sight, but as our road lay up a long ascent, we soon felt its wilting effects.
She shrank from him, wilting with shame, her eyes frozen in her face; but he was inexorable.Poppy|Cynthia Stockley
She felt as if the very roots of her spirit had been torn up and lay wilting and shrivelling in the cold light of her reason.The Californians|Gertrude Franklin Horn Atherton
Thomas still maintained his control, although cold perspiration was wilting his highly polished collar.Lightnin'|Frank Bacon