"withered" in the verb sense
1. shrivel, shrivel up, shrink, wither
wither, as with a loss of moisture
"The fruit dried and shriveled"
2. fade, wither
lose freshness, vigor, or vitality
"Her bloom was fading"
"withered" in the adjective sense
1. shriveled, shrivelled, shrunken, withered, wizen, wizened
lean and wrinkled by shrinkage as from age or illness
"the old woman's shriveled skin"
"he looked shriveled and ill"
"a shrunken old man"
"a lanky scarecrow of a man with withered face and lantern jaws"-W.F.Starkie
"he did well despite his withered arm"
"a wizened little man with frizzy grey hair"
2. dried-up, sere, sear, shriveled, shrivelled, withered
used especially of vegetation) having lost all moisture
"the desert was edged with sere vegetation"
"shriveled leaves on the unwatered seedlings"
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