A wasting or decrease in the size of an organ or tissue, as from death and reabsorption of cells, diminished proliferation of cells, pressure, lack of oxygen, malnutrition, decreased function, or hormonal changes.
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wreaking or capable of wreaking complete destruction
(Sports) To swerve from a straight course, especially in the direction of a slice.
To become or make shrunken and wrinkled, often by drying:
To make weak, feeble, or emaciated; wear away the strength, vigor, or life of
To decrease gradually in size, number, strength, or intensity:
(Figuratively) To mark permanently, as if by burning.
To make unable to move or act:
To bend or sag gradually:
To become indifferent; to cease to be subject.
To weaken or disintegrate; decay:
To lose water; become dry
Any of numerous plant diseases that cause leaves, stems, fruits, and tissues to wither and die. Rust, mildew, and smut are blights.
To waste away; wither or deteriorate; undergo atrophy.
Age means to experience the passage of time or show signs of growing older.
To cause to lose vitality or become impervious to change; deaden:
To cause to become numb.
To make numb, especially by cold.
To waste (away) through grief, pain, longing, etc.
To shrivel or dry up
To come to be by a gradual process or by degrees; become:
The definition of affect means to produce a change in something.
To remove moisture from.
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