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To deplete, or be depleted, in physical strength or energy
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“He's so ugly that his smile makes leaves fall off trees, grass wither and die, and animals flee in terror.”
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To decay, decompose or rot
“The pathogen is soil-borne and attacks the roots which wither and rot away.”
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To shrivel up or waste away
“The body might wither and die, but the thing that is the person, the essence, the soul, lives on.”
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To dry up, typically withering or shriveling in the process
“The image recalls the pots of flowers planted for Adonis that were allowed to wither in the hot sun on the rooftops.”
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To droop from withering
“When the leaves wither down in autumn, cut off the withered stems and leaves.”
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To ebb or melt away (seemingly) into nothingness
“I feel the last layers of my anger wither away into nothingness.”
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To shrink in size, typically due to decay or poor health
“The U.S. dairy industry, thus, would wither and shrink.”
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To humiliate (someone) with a scornful look or manner
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“She lowered the key she had been about to insert into the lock and attempted to wither me with a sarcastic smile.”
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(of rain, a crop or supply) To be insufficient when needed or expected
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To be detrimental to
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To set on fire, or to be set on fire
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