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EtymologyEdit

wither +‎ -ing

AdjectiveEdit

withering (comparative more withering, superlative most withering)

  1. Tending to destroy, devastate, overwhelm or cause complete destruction.
    The D-Day troops came under withering fire.
  2. Diminishing rapidly.
    The playboy seemed oblivious to his withering fortune as he continued in his decadent lifestyle.
  3. Tending to make someone feel small; scornful in a mortifying way.
    Jane's mother in law gave her a withering look.
    He made withering remarks about his adversary.

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VerbEdit

withering

  1. present participle of wither

NounEdit

withering (plural witherings)

  1. The process by which something withers.
    • 1839, William Jenkyn, ‎James Sherman, An Exposition Upon the Epistle of Jude (page 274)
      Spiritual witherings and decayings are opposite to the word of God.

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