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wilt 1

 (wĭlt)
v. wilt·ed, wilt·ing, wilts
v.intr.
1. To become limp or flaccid; droop: plants wilting in the heat.
2. To feel or exhibit the effects of fatigue or exhaustion; weaken markedly: "His brain wilted from hitherto unprecedented weariness" (Vladimir Nabokov).
v.tr.
1. To cause to droop or lose freshness: The heat wilted the flowers.
2. To deprive of energy or vigor; fatigue or exhaust: Worry wilted the parents.
n.
1. The action of wilting or the state of being wilted.
2. Any of various plant diseases characterized by slow or rapid collapse of terminal shoots, branches, or entire plants.

[Possibly alteration of dialectal welk, from Middle English welken.]

wilt 2

 (wĭlt)
aux.v. Archaic
A second person singular present tense of will2.

wilt

(wɪlt)
vb
1. to become or cause to become limp, flaccid, or drooping: insufficient water makes plants wilt.
2. to lose or cause to lose courage, strength, etc
3. (Cookery) (tr) to cook (a leafy vegetable) very briefly until it begins to collapse
n
4. the act of wilting or state of becoming wilted
5. (Plant Pathology) any of various plant diseases characterized by permanent wilting, usually caused by fungal parasites attacking the roots
[C17: perhaps variant of wilk to wither, from Middle Dutch welken]

wilt

(wɪlt)
vb
archaic or dialect (used with the pronoun: thou or its relative equivalent) a singular form of the present tense (indicative mood) of will1

wilt1

(wɪlt)

v.i.
1. to become limp and drooping, as a fading flower or parched plant; wither.
2. to lose strength, vigor, assurance, etc.
v.t.
3. to cause to wilt.
n.
4. the act of wilting or the state of being wilted.
5. Also called wilt′ disease`. any of various plant diseases characterized by drooping and withering leaves.
[1685–95; dial. variant of wilk to wither, itself variant of welk, Middle English, probably < Middle Dutch or Middle Low German welken]

wilt2

(wɪlt)

v. Archaic.
second pers. sing. pres. indic. of will 1.

wilt


Past participle: wilted
Gerund: wilting

Imperative
wilt
wilt
Present
I wilt
you wilt
he/she/it wilts
we wilt
you wilt
they wilt
Preterite
I wilted
you wilted
he/she/it wilted
we wilted
you wilted
they wilted
Present Continuous
I am wilting
you are wilting
he/she/it is wilting
we are wilting
you are wilting
they are wilting
Present Perfect
I have wilted
you have wilted
he/she/it has wilted
we have wilted
you have wilted
they have wilted
Past Continuous
I was wilting
you were wilting
he/she/it was wilting
we were wilting
you were wilting
they were wilting
Past Perfect
I had wilted
you had wilted
he/she/it had wilted
we had wilted
you had wilted
they had wilted
Future
I will wilt
you will wilt
he/she/it will wilt
we will wilt
you will wilt
they will wilt
Future Perfect
I will have wilted
you will have wilted
he/she/it will have wilted
we will have wilted
you will have wilted
they will have wilted
Future Continuous
I will be wilting
you will be wilting
he/she/it will be wilting
we will be wilting
you will be wilting
they will be wilting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been wilting
you have been wilting
he/she/it has been wilting
we have been wilting
you have been wilting
they have been wilting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been wilting
you will have been wilting
he/she/it will have been wilting
we will have been wilting
you will have been wilting
they will have been wilting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been wilting
you had been wilting
he/she/it had been wilting
we had been wilting
you had been wilting
they had been wilting
Conditional
I would wilt
you would wilt
he/she/it would wilt
we would wilt
you would wilt
they would wilt
Past Conditional
I would have wilted
you would have wilted
he/she/it would have wilted
we would have wilted
you would have wilted
they would have wilted
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.wilt - any plant disease characterized by drooping and shrivelingwilt - any plant disease characterized by drooping and shriveling; usually caused by parasites attacking the roots
plant disease - a disease that affects plants
granville wilt - a bacterial wilt of tobacco plants
fusarium wilt - wilt caused by fungi of the genus Fusarium
verticilliosis - wilt caused by fungi of the genus Verticillium
2.wilt - causing to become limp or droopingwilt - causing to become limp or drooping  
weakening - the act of reducing the strength of something
Verb1.wilt - lose strengthwilt - lose strength; "My opponent was wilting"
weaken - become weaker; "The prisoner's resistance weakened after seven days"
2.wilt - become limpwilt - become limp; "The flowers wilted"  
decay, dilapidate, crumble - fall into decay or ruin; "The unoccupied house started to decay"

wilt

verb
1. droop, wither, sag, shrivel, become limp or flaccid The roses wilted the day after she bought them.
2. weaken, sag, languish, droop She began to wilt in the morning heat.
3. wane, fail, sink, flag, fade, diminish, dwindle, wither, ebb, melt away, lose courage Their resolution wilted in the face of such powerful opposition.

wilt

verb
1. To become limp, as from loss of freshness:
2. To hang limply, loosely, and carelessly:
Translations
يَذْبُلُيَذْبُل، يَذْوي
vadnout
visne
kuihduttaakuihtuanäivettäänäivetystautinuuduttaa
venuti
hervad
visna, sölna
しおれる
시들다
vysti
novīstvīst
vissna
เหี่ยวเฉา
solmakkurumak
héo

wilt

1 [wɪlt]
A. VI
1. [flower] → marchitarse
2. (fig) (= lose strength) → debilitarse; (= lose courage) → perder el ánimo, desanimarse
we were beginning to wilt in the heatel calor estaba empezando a hacernos desfallecer
B. VT
1. (lit) → marchitar
2. (fig) → debilitar

wilt

[ˈwɪlt] vidépérir

wilt

2
vi
(flowers)welken, verwelken, welk werden
(person)matt werden; (after physical exercise) → schlapp werden; (enthusiasm, energy)abflauen
vtausdörren

wilt

[wɪlt] vi (flower) → appassire (fig) (person) → crollare; (effort, enthusiasm) → diminuire

wilt

(wilt) verb
(of flowers) to droop. The plants are wilting because they haven't been watered.

wilt

يَذْبُلُ vadnout visne welken μαραίνω marchitarse kuihtua se faner venuti appassire しおれる 시들다 verwelken visne zmarnieć murchar увядать vissna เหี่ยวเฉา solmak héo 枯萎
References in classic literature ?
And, as nothing of all thou wilt urge in opposition to my wish will avail to keep me from carrying it into effect, it is my desire, friend Lothario, that thou shouldst consent to become the instrument for effecting this purpose that I am bent upon, for I will afford thee opportunities to that end, and nothing shall be wanting that I may think necessary for the pursuit of a virtuous, honourable, modest and high-minded woman.
Neither forsooth; on the contrary, thou dost ask of me, so far as I understand, to strive and labour to rob thee of honour and life, and to rob myself of them at the same time; for if I take away thy honour it is plain I take away thy life, as a man without honour is worse than dead; and being the instrument, as thou wilt have it so, of so much wrong to thee, shall not I, too, be left without honour, and consequently without life?
Such are the things that men are wont to attempt, and there is honour, glory, gain, in attempting them, however full of difficulty and peril they may be; but that which thou sayest it is thy wish to attempt and carry out will not win thee the glory of God nor the blessings of fortune nor fame among men; for even if the issue he as thou wouldst have it, thou wilt be no happier, richer, or more honoured than thou art this moment; and if it be otherwise thou wilt be reduced to misery greater than can be imagined, for then it will avail thee nothing to reflect that no one is aware of the misfortune that has befallen thee; it will suffice to torture and crush thee that thou knowest it thyself.
Wilt thou yet purge it out of thee, and be once more human?
Now, go thy ways, and deal as thou wilt with yonder man.
Wilt thou, my good Jacinta, be so kind As go down in the library and bring me The Holy Evangelists.
Give not thy soul to dreams: the camp -- the court, Befit thee -- Fame awaits thee -- Glory calls -- And her the trumpet-tongued thou wilt not hear In hearkening to imaginary sounds And phantom voices.
In this last book thou wilt find nothing (or at most very little) of that nature.
My brother, if thou be fortunate, then wilt thou have one virtue and no more: thus goest thou easier over the bridge.
Man is something that hath to be surpassed: and therefore shalt thou love thy virtues,--for thou wilt succumb by them.
Therefore come straightway with me hard by to the Sign of the Blue Boar, and if thou drinkest as thou appearest--and I wot thou wilt not belie thy looks--I will drench thy throat with as good homebrewed as ever was tapped in all broad Nottinghamshire.
But if thou knowest him, my jolly blade, wilt thou go with me and bring me to him?