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wilt 1

v. wilt·ed, wilt·ing, wilts
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).
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.
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

aux.v. Archaic
A second person singular present tense of will2.
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(Cookery) cookery (of a leafy vegetable) cooked very briefly until it has lost its shape
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Adj.1.wilted - not firm; "wilted lettuce"
stale - lacking freshness, palatability, or showing deterioration from age; "stale bread"; "the beer was stale"
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[ˈwɪltɪd] adj (COOKERY)qu'on a fait revenir rapidement
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Along with the local government's intervention program, he said the Department of Agriculture also has a Panama-disease control program where a farmer is paid PHP500 for every wilted plant that would be burned according to quarantine protocols.
Wilted flowers that have succumbed to the summer sun are a sight many gardening enthusiasts can recognize.
Fairhaven is an energized and diverse city with many neighborhoods including the Wilted Flower District, where Violet lives with her adoptive family.
Farmers have reported that their palay had either wilted or were burned due to the intense heat of the sun.
My clematis grew well last year then suddenly wilted and died.
A scale of 0-5 (from wilted leaves to death) was used where, 0 = no symptoms, 1 = 1 leaf wilted, 2 = 2 or 3 leaves wilted, 3 = all the leaves wilted except the top 2 or 3 leaves, 4 = all leaves wilted and 5 = plant dead, [18].
Sometimes most of his crop wilted if the rains delayed which resulted to drop in yields.
Attached, wilted leaves are desirable because they help exhaust root stores as the plant frequently tries to revive them.
4 GIVE THEM A PICK-ME-UP While wilted poinsettias may have their lifespan reduced, soaking the rootball with warm water will often cause severely wilted poinsettias to revive.
(where "X" is number of plants wilted while "Y" represents Total number of plants sown).
The wilted pigeonpea plant sample collected from the field and the infected tissues from the stem/ collar region were cut into small bits of 1- 2 mm in size, surface sterilized in 1 per cent sodium hypochlorite solution for a minute and then washed three times in sterile distilled water to remove any traces of sodium hypochlorite.
The trend in PWL was mirrored by the extent of wilting where the vegetables stored in the ZEBC and ECC wilted at a slower rate compared to those stored at ambient room conditions (Figure 3).