Pronunciation: (wilt),[key] —v.i. 1. to become limp and drooping, as a fading flower; wither.
2. to lose strength, vigor, assurance, etc.: to wilt after a day's hard work.
—v.t. to cause to wilt.
—n. 1. the act of wilting, or the state of being wilted: a sudden wilt of interest in the discussion. 2. Plant Pathol. a. the drying out, drooping, and withering of the leaves of a plant due to inadequate water supply, excessive transpiration, or vascular disease.
b. a disease so characterized, as fusarium wilt.
3. a virus disease of various caterpillars, characterized by the liquefaction of body tissues. Also,wilt' disease"(for defs. 5b, 6).
Pronunciation: (wilt),[key] —v.Archaic. second pers. sing. pres. ind. of will1.