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wilt in Plants topic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishldoce_351_dwiltwilt1 /wɪlt/ verb [intransitive] 🔊 🔊 1 HBPWEAKif a plant wilts, it bends over because it is too dry or old → droop2 informalTIRED to feel weak or tired, especially because you are too hot→ See Verb table
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wilt• One of my patio pot plants suddenly wilted and died.• In a large saucepan, heat oil and saute the onions and leeks until wilted and golden.• Under different circumstances, this would have sounded patronizing, a wilted bouquet tossed by a haughty victor.• I'm starting to wilt - can we go home?• Ed Sneed wilted in 1979, taking a bogey five when a par would have won.• The child wasn't wilting in an alien environment.• The plant in the corner was wilting, its brilliant yellow petals scattered on the floor.• The dew vanished from the flowers; they began to lose their freshness and to wilt, passing from hand to hand.• Look for lush foliage or, failing that, avoid wilted plants or plants with leaves that are starting to brown.• She let fall the flowers she had gathered like the child who had once cried to see them wilt so soon.• Marigolds are a strong breed, less likely to wilt than other plants.