What is the opposite of bloom?

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Noun
Opposite of the state of blossoming or of having flowers open
“She walked out onto the large garden during the cold winter morning and noticed the withering of flowers around her.”
Noun
Opposite of a youthful or healthy glow in a person's complexion
“He was described as a plump child, but with a shade of paleness in his face that was out of keeping with the rest of his appearance.”
Noun
Opposite of the state or period of greatest beauty, freshness, or vigor
“Of the brightness which he poured forth in his zenith, a few beams had been reflected upon my humble person, and the long shadow he left at his decline involved my fate likewise in its wide extending darkness.”
Noun
Opposite of a period of success, popularity, or power
Noun
Opposite of the characteristic of being hearty
Noun
Opposite of a period of success, popularity, or power
“Only by experiencing the depth of despair, could the poet liberate himself from anxiety in order to embrace hope, faith, and openness to the world.”
Noun
Opposite of the state or quality of being juvenile
Noun
Opposite of something attributive that is pleasing to the senses
“The clash of contemporary ugliness with ancient beauty is a tripwire I often stumble on.”
Noun
Opposite of bloom or energy
Noun
Opposite of the spectral composition of visible light, or a subset thereof
Noun
Opposite of the property of being new or original
Noun
Opposite of the act of discoloring, or the state of being discolored
Verb
Opposite of to produce flowers, or to be in flower
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“As the plants began to wither and die, John regretted the fact that he hadn't installed the expensive irrigation system he had considered buying the year before.”
Verb
Opposite of to develop or thrive in a promising or healthy way
“Being unable to compete with the large companies under these circumstances, the small business will fail.”
Verb
Opposite of to blush or turn reddish in the face, typically from an emotion felt
“How our faces would pale with fear at even the possibility of a single sin to be woven like a thread into the garment in which we are to appear throughout eternity.”
Verb
Opposite of to have a healthy or radiant glow
“Everyone knows that I pale easily after watching a horror movie.”
Verb
Opposite of to be exceptionally proficient in an activity or subject
“He had the perfect physique to be a professional athlete, which was so ironic considering his innate ability to fail at every sport he played.”
Verb
Opposite of show shyness, embarrassment, or shame by becoming red in the face
Verb
Opposite of to be in, or to improve in, health and fitness
“He was significantly undernourished and would struggle on a daily basis.”
Verb
Opposite of to prosper or flourish, or to attain control or ascendancy
“If you are intent on composing fine poems from the outset, you will trail the others.”
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