withered


withered
[[t]wɪ̱ðə(r)d[/t]]
1) ADJ-GRADED: usu ADJ n If you describe a person or a part of their body as withered, you mean that they are thin and their skin looks old.

Diana grasped his face in her withered hands.

...the bartender's withered face.

Syn:
2) ADJ: usu ADJ n Withered is used to describe someone's leg or arm when it is thin and weak because of disease or injury.

She has one slightly withered leg, noticeably thinner than the other.


English dictionary. 2008.

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  • withered — un·withered; withered; …   English syllables


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