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Noun: withers  wi-dhu(r)z
  1. The highest part of the back at the base of the neck of various animals especially draft animals
Verb: wither  wi-dhu(r)
  1. Wither, as with a loss of moisture
    "The fruit dried and withered";
    - shrivel, shrivel up, shrink
  2. Lose freshness, vigour, or vitality
    "Her bloom was withering";
    - fade

Type of: body part, decrease, diminish, disappear, fall, go away, lessen, vanish

Part of: cervid, deer, Equus caballus, horse, jumbuck [Austral], ox, sheep

Encyclopedia: Withers