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wil·der 1

v. wil·dered, wil·der·ing, wil·ders Archaic
1. To lead astray; mislead.
2. To bewilder; perplex.
1. To lose one's way.
2. To become bewildered.

[Perhaps Middle English *wildren, blend of wilden, to be wild (from wilde, wild; see wild) and wanderen, to wander; see wander.]

wil′der·ment n.

wild·er 2

Comparative of wild.
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-- time of decay, And the dead leaves' 'wildering flight; And the mantle of Autumn lies On the wanderer's soul to-night!