Associations to the word «Withered»
WITHERED, adjective. Shrivelled, shrunken or faded, especially due to lack of water.
WITHERED, verb. Simple past tense and past participle of wither
WITHERED, adjective. Lean and wrinkled by shrinkage as from age or illness; "the old woman's shriveled skin"; "he looked shriveled and ill"; "a shrunken old man"; "a lanky scarecrow of a man with withered face and lantern jaws"-W.F.Starkie; "he did well despite his withered arm"; "a wizened little man with frizzy grey hair".
WITHERED, adjective. (used especially of vegetation) having lost all moisture; "dried-up grass"; "the desert was edged with sere vegetation"; "shriveled leaves on the unwatered seedlings"; "withered vines".
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