Wilt (?),

2d pers. sing. of Will.

 

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Wilt, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Wilting.] [Written also welt, a modification of welk.]

To begin to wither; to lose freshness and become flaccid, as a plant when exposed when exposed to drought, or to great heat in a dry day, or when separated from its root; to droop;. to wither.

[Prov. Eng. & U. S.]

 

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Wilt, v. t.

1.

To cause to begin to wither; to make flaccid, as a green plant.

[Prov. Eng. U. S.]

2.

Hence, to cause to languish; to depress or destroy the vigor and energy of.

[Prov. Eng. & U. S.]

Despots have wilted the human race into sloth and imbecility. Dr. T. Dwight.

 

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