Winterkilling
Winterkill Win"ter*kill`, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Winterkilled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Winterkilling}.] To kill by the cold, or exposure to the inclemency of winter; as, the wheat was winterkilled. [U. S.] [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • winterkilling — n. death of plants due to exposure to cold adj. causing plants to die by exposure to coldv. die from exposure to cold (of a plant); kill a plant by exposing it to cold …   English contemporary dictionary

  • winterkill — /win teuhr kil /, v.t., v.i. 1. to kill by or die from exposure to the cold of winter, as wheat. n. 2. an act or instance of winterkilling. 3. death resulting from winterkilling. [1810 20; WINTER + KILL1] * * * …   Universalium

  • winterkill — win•ter•kill [[t]ˈwɪn tərˌkɪl[/t]] v. t. v. i. 1) ppa to kill by or die from exposure to the cold of winter, as wheat 2) cvb an act or instance of winterkilling 3) cvb death resulting from winterkilling • Etymology: 1810–20 …   From formal English to slang

  • winterkill — noun Etymology: winter kill : mortality resulting from severe winter conditions (as of fish by smothering in an ice covered shallow lake) * * * /win teuhr kil /, v.t., v.i. 1. to kill by or die from exposure to the cold of winter, as wheat. n. 2 …   Useful english dictionary

  • Winterkill — Win ter*kill , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Winterkilled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Winterkilling}.] To kill by the cold, or exposure to the inclemency of winter; as, the wheat was winterkilled. [U. S.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Winterkilled — Winterkill Win ter*kill , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Winterkilled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Winterkilling}.] To kill by the cold, or exposure to the inclemency of winter; as, the wheat was winterkilled. [U. S.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • winterkill — /ˈwɪntəkɪl/ (say wintuhkil) US –verb (t) 1. to kill by exposure to the cold of winter, as wheat. –verb (i) 2. to die from exposure to the cold of winter, as wheat. –winterkilling, adjective, noun …   Australian English dictionary

  • winterkill — ☆ winterkill [win′tərkil΄ ] vt., vi. to kill or die by exposure to winter cold or excessive snow or ice n. the process or an instance of winterkilling …   English World dictionary

  • die down — verb 1. suffer from a disease that kills shoots The plants near the garage are dying back • Syn: ↑die back • Derivationally related forms: ↑dieback (for: ↑die back) • Hypernyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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