Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb wither

2 senses of wither

Sense 1
shrivel, shrivel up, shrink, wither -- (wither, as with a loss of moisture; "The fruit dried and shriveled")
       => decrease, diminish, lessen, fall -- (decrease in size, extent, or range; "The amount of homework decreased towards the end of the semester"; "The cabin pressure fell dramatically"; "her weight fell to under a hundred pounds"; "his voice fell to a whisper")

Sense 2
fade, wither -- (lose freshness, vigor, or vitality; "Her bloom was fading")
       => disappear, vanish, go away -- (get lost, as without warning or explanation; "He disappeared without a trace")

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