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win·ter·kill

 (wĭn′tər-kĭl′)
v. win·ter·killed, win·ter·kill·ing, win·ter·kills
v.tr.
To kill (plants, for example) by exposing to extremely cold winter weather.
v.intr.
To die from exposure to cold winter weather. Used especially of plants.
n.
Death, as of plants, resulting from exposure to winter weather.
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winterkill

(ˈwɪntəˌkɪl)
vb
(Plant Pathology) chiefly US and Canadian to kill (crops or other plants) by exposure to frost, cold, etc, or (of plants) to die by this means
ˈwinterˌkilling adj, n
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win•ter•kill

(ˈwɪn tərˌkɪl)

v.t., v.i.
1. to kill by or die from exposure to the cold of winter, as wheat.
n.
2. an act or instance of winterkilling.
3. death resulting from winterkilling.
[1810–20]
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winterkill


Past participle: winterkilled
Gerund: winterkilling

Imperative
winterkill
winterkill
Present
I winterkill
you winterkill
he/she/it winterkills
we winterkill
you winterkill
they winterkill
Preterite
I winterkilled
you winterkilled
he/she/it winterkilled
we winterkilled
you winterkilled
they winterkilled
Present Continuous
I am winterkilling
you are winterkilling
he/she/it is winterkilling
we are winterkilling
you are winterkilling
they are winterkilling
Present Perfect
I have winterkilled
you have winterkilled
he/she/it has winterkilled
we have winterkilled
you have winterkilled
they have winterkilled
Past Continuous
I was winterkilling
you were winterkilling
he/she/it was winterkilling
we were winterkilling
you were winterkilling
they were winterkilling
Past Perfect
I had winterkilled
you had winterkilled
he/she/it had winterkilled
we had winterkilled
you had winterkilled
they had winterkilled
Future
I will winterkill
you will winterkill
he/she/it will winterkill
we will winterkill
you will winterkill
they will winterkill
Future Perfect
I will have winterkilled
you will have winterkilled
he/she/it will have winterkilled
we will have winterkilled
you will have winterkilled
they will have winterkilled
Future Continuous
I will be winterkilling
you will be winterkilling
he/she/it will be winterkilling
we will be winterkilling
you will be winterkilling
they will be winterkilling
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been winterkilling
you have been winterkilling
he/she/it has been winterkilling
we have been winterkilling
you have been winterkilling
they have been winterkilling
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been winterkilling
you will have been winterkilling
he/she/it will have been winterkilling
we will have been winterkilling
you will have been winterkilling
they will have been winterkilling
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been winterkilling
you had been winterkilling
he/she/it had been winterkilling
we had been winterkilling
you had been winterkilling
they had been winterkilling
Conditional
I would winterkill
you would winterkill
he/she/it would winterkill
we would winterkill
you would winterkill
they would winterkill
Past Conditional
I would have winterkilled
you would have winterkilled
he/she/it would have winterkilled
we would have winterkilled
you would have winterkilled
they would have winterkilled
Collins English Verb Tables © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
Translations

winterkill

[ˈwɪntəˈkɪl] (US)
A. VTmatar de frío
B. VIperecer a causa del frío
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