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Dictionary definition for: Withering

1. (n) any weakening or degeneration (especially through lack of use)

2. (s) wreaking or capable of wreaking complete destruction; "possessing annihilative power" "a devastating hurricane" "the guns opened a withering fire"

3. (s) making light of; "afire with annihilating invective" "a devastating portrait of human folly" "to compliments inflated I''ve a withering reply"- W.S.Gilbert

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