Wilt, v. t.
1. To cause to begin to wither; to make flaccid, as a green plant. [Prov. Eng. U. S.]
2. Hence, to cause to languish; to depress or destroy the vigor and energy of. [Prov. Eng. & U. S.]
Despots have wilted the human race into sloth and imbecility. --Dr. T. Dwight.
Wilt, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Wilting.] To begin to wither; to lose freshness and become flaccid, as a plant when exposed when exposed to drought, or to great heat in a dry day, or when separated from its root; to droop;. to wither. [Prov. Eng. & U. S.]
Wilt 2d pers. sing. of Will.
n 1: any plant disease characterized by drooping and shriveling;
usually caused by parasites attacking the roots [syn: wilt
2: causing to become limp or drooping [syn: wilting]
v 1: lose strength; "My opponent was wilting"
2: become limp; "The flowers wilted" [syn: droop]