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Definition of "withered" []

  • Shriveled, shrunken, or faded from or as if from loss of moisture or sustenance: "the battle to keep his withered dreams intact” ( Time). (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "withered" in a sentence
  • "Passed _whole woods of withered pines, all withered_; trunks stripped and barkless, branches lifeless; done by a single winter [115], -- their appearance reminded me of me and my family."
  • "Passed _whole woods of withered pines, all withered_; trunks stripped and lifeless, branches lifeless; done by a single winter. "["
  • "_To a Skylark_, by P.B. Shelley, stanza iii. line 5.] [123] [ "Passed _whole woods of withered pines, all withered_; trunks stripped and barkless, branches lifeless; done by a _single winter_, -- their appearance reminded me of me and my family" (_Letters_,"