Welk (?), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Welked (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Welking.] [OE. welken; cf. D. & G. welken to wither, G. welk withered, OHG. welc moist. See Welkin, and cf. Wilt.]

To wither; to fade; also, to decay; to decline; to wane.


When ruddy Phbus 'gins to welk in west. Spenser.

The church, that before by insensible degrees welked and impaired, now with large steps went down hill decaying. Milton.


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Welk, v. t.


To cause to wither; to wilt.


Mot thy welked neck be to-broke [broken]. Chaucer.


To contract; to shorten.


Now sad winter welked hath the day. Spenser.


To soak; also, to beat severely.

[Prov. Eng.]


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Welk, n.

A pustule. See 2d Whelk.


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Welk, n. Zool.

A whelk.



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