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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Origin of wilt1
Definition for wilt (2 of 2)
Example sentences from the Web for wilt
I freed my bouquet, now wilted, lashed my kayak to the float, and climbed up slippery pink granite to the trail.
Was not a whole family broken and wilting for lack of means to transplant it?A Bookful of Girls|Anna Fuller
George was wilting and turning limp before the glittering orbs of the valiant attorney.Last Words|Stephen Crane
Before the storm comes up all nature is parched and wilting, but after it has passed everything is throbbing with life.In Pastures Green|Peter McArthur
No such discoloration results from wilting due to competition for water.
Just enough moisture should be given to keep them from wilting, as, if too much is given, they are liable to rot.The Cauliflower|A. A. Crozier