wilt

  1. 2d pers. sing. of Will.

v. i.

  1. 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.

v. t.

  1. To cause to begin to wither; to make flaccid, as a green plant.
  2. Hence, to cause to languish; to depress or destroy the vigor and energy of.