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withering   (Sound)

KK Pronunciation

〔 -ðrIŋ,-ðәrIŋ 〕


〔 -ðәriŋ 〕

Overview of noun withering

The noun withering has 1 sense

  • atrophy, withering -- (any weakening or degeneration (especially through lack of use))

Overview of verb wither

The verb wither has 2 senses

  • shrivel, shrivel up, shrink, wither -- (wither, as with a loss of moisture; "The fruit dried and shriveled")

  • fade, wither -- (lose freshness, vigor, or vitality; "Her bloom was fading")

Overview of adj withering

The adj withering has 2 senses

  • annihilative, annihilating, devastating, withering -- (wreaking or capable of wreaking complete destruction; "possessing annihilative power"; "a devastating hurricane"; "the guns opened a withering fire")

  • annihilating, devastating, withering -- (making light of; "afire with annihilating invective"; "a devastating portrait of human folly"; "to compliments inflated I've a withering reply"- W.S.Gilbert)