How Do You Spell WILTED?

Pronunciation: [wˈɪltɪd] (IPA)

The verb "wilted" is often misspelled as "wiltted" or "willed," but it is important to remember that the correct spelling is with only one "t." The correct pronunciation of "wilted" is /ˈwɪltɪd/, with the stress on the first syllable. The "w" sound is followed by a short "i" sound, then a voiceless "l" sound, and finally a "t" sound at the end. This word is commonly used to describe vegetables or flowers that have lost their turgor due to dehydration or poor storage conditions.

WILTED Meaning and Definition

  1. The term "wilted" is an adjective used to describe something that has become limp, faded, or droopy due to a loss of vitality or hydration. Typically, it refers to plants or flowers that have lost their freshness, turgor, or strength, as a result of not receiving enough moisture, nutrients, or sunlight. When plants wilt, their leaves, stems, or petals start to bend or hang down, often appearing shriveled or withered.

    The wilting process occurs when a plant's cells lose water through transpiration, which happens when the rate of water evaporation exceeds the rate of water absorption through the roots. This can be caused by environmental factors like extreme heat, direct sunlight, insufficient watering, or prolonged drought. Additionally, certain diseases or pests may also lead to wilting by damaging a plant's water-conducting tissues or interfering with its ability to uptake water and nutrients from the soil.

    In non-living contexts, "wilted" can also describe objects or materials that appear droopy, limp, or lacking vitality, similar to the way that plants do. For instance, wilted lettuce may refer to leaves that have lost their crunch and freshness, becoming flaccid and less appetizing. Figuratively, "wilted" can be used to portray a person or their spirit as tired, demoralized, or lacking energy, akin to the physical state of a wilted plant.

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Etymology of WILTED

The word "wilted" originated from Middle English "wylten", which ultimately stems from Old English "wealtian". This Old English term means "to bend, roll up, or turn aside". Over time, "wealtian" evolved into "wylten", and eventually transformed into the modern term "wilted". The "wilted" in reference to plants describes the drooping or withering of leaves or stems, conveying a similar notion of bending, folding, or turning aside.

Conjugate verb Wilted


I would wilt
we would wilt
you would wilt
he/she/it would wilt
they would wilt


I will wilt
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I wilted
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I am wilting
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