wilt disease
noun see wilt III

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • wilt disease — noun any plant disease characterized by drooping and shriveling; usually caused by parasites attacking the roots • Syn: ↑wilt • Derivationally related forms: ↑wilt (for: ↑wilt) • Hypernyms: ↑plant disease …   Useful english dictionary

  • wilt — wilt1 [wilt] vi. [var. of obs. welk, to wither < ME welken, to fade, wither, dry up, akin to OHG welc, damp, wilted < IE * welg , var. of base * welk , moist, damp > OE wealg, nauseous] 1. to become limp, as from heat or lack of water;… …   English World dictionary

  • wilt — wilt1 /wilt/, 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. 3. to cause to wilt. n. 4. the act of wilting, or the state of being wilted: a… …   Universalium

  • wilt — I. /wɪlt / (say wilt) verb (i) 1. to become limp and drooping, as a fading flower; wither. 2. to lose strength, vigour, assurance, etc. –verb (t) 3. to cause to wilt. –noun 4. the act of wilting. 5. a spell of depression, lassitude, or dizziness …   Australian English dictionary

  • wilt — I. archaic present second singular of will II. verb Etymology: alteration of earlier welk, from Middle English welken, probably from Middle Dutch; akin to Old High German erwelkēn to wilt Date: circa 1691 intransitive verb 1. a. to lose turgor… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • wilt — I [[t]wɪlt[/t]] v. i. 1) ppa to become limp and drooping, as a fading flower or parched plant; wither 2) to lose strength, vigor, assurance, etc 3) to cause to wilt 4) the act of wilting or the state of being wilted 5) ppa Also called wilt′… …   From formal English to slang

  • Wilt Chamberlain — No. 13 Center Personal information Date of birth August 21, 1936 Place of birth …   Wikipedia

  • wilt — [1] ► VERB 1) (of a plant) become limp through loss of water, heat, or disease; droop. 2) (of a person) lose one s energy or vigour. ► NOUN ▪ any of a number of fungal or bacterial diseases of plants characterized by wilting of the foliage.… …   English terms dictionary

  • Disease resistance in fruit and vegetables — There are a number of lines of defence against pests (that is, those animals that cause damage to the plants we grow) and diseases in the organic garden, principal among these being the practice of good husbandry, creating healthy soil and… …   Wikipedia

  • disease — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) Condition of ill health Nouns 1. disease, illness, sickness, ailment, ailing; morbidity, infirmity, ailment, indisposition; complaint, disorder, malady; functional disorder. 2. condition, affliction,… …   English dictionary for students

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