What is the opposite of blooming?

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Adjective
Opposite of having a reddish skin tone, typically suggestive of good health
Adjective
Opposite of covered with grass or other rich vegetation
Adjective
Opposite of to an absolute degree
“When he met the novelist at a dinner late in 1878, James was in partial agreement with his definition of what it meant to be English.”
Adjective
(generic intensifier) Opposite of extreme or absolute in degree
“I am intrigued by your mitigated sense of self-righteousness, but not entirely surprised.”
Adjective
Opposite of strong, healthy, and full of energy
Adjective
Opposite of having a period of great prosperity or rapid economic growth
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Opposite of bringing wealth and success
“After yet another unsuccessful venture, he felt like the American dream was eluding him.”
Adjective
Opposite of to an absolute degree
Adjective
Opposite of deserving of condemnation or execration
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Opposite of inspiring or feeling hope and optimism
Adjective
Opposite of young or immature in age
“He went on to become a student at the University of Leipzig, where he earned a doctoral degree at the mature age of 23.”
Adjective
Opposite of used as an intensifier
“To them, she was only a minor nuisance, a fly buzzing around the table that would be dispatched with the swat of a rolled-up newspaper.”
Adjective
Opposite of teeming with plant or natural life
“It is said that this area was barren in its early beginnings, but its founder cultivated it to become a viable territory.”
Adjective
Opposite of pleasing or attractive to the eye
Adjective
Opposite of to an absolute degree
Adjective
Opposite of of the greatest possible degree or amount
Adjective
Opposite of in full bloom
“The heat has left the early summer's potted flowers looking withered.”
Noun
Opposite of the build up to something more advanced
“Recent years have seen a decline in the company's influence within the industry.”
Noun
(of plants or species) Opposite of the process of maturation
“The withering of plants can be accelerated through the use of herbicide.”
Noun
Opposite of the point or period at which something is at its best, strongest, or most intense
Noun
Opposite of a shade resembling such a reddish color
Adverb
Opposite of to a very large or great degree
Verb
Opposite of present participle for to produce flowers, or to be in flower
“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 present participle for 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 present participle for 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 present participle for to have a healthy or radiant glow
“Everyone knows that I pale easily after watching a horror movie.”
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