transitive verb
1. (botany) 
a. to wither 
La primera helada marchitó los cultivos.The first frost withered the crops.
b. to dry up 
El sol marchitó la planta porque olvidé regarla.The sun dried up the plant because I forgot to water it.
pronominal verb
2. (botany) 
a. to fade 
Las rosas comenzaron a marchitarse antes que el resto del ramo.The roses started to fade before the rest of the bouquet.
b. to wither 
Los geranios casi nunca se marchitan porque son muy resistentes.Geraniums almost never wither because they are very hardy.
3. (literary) (to become weak) 
Después del incidente noté que algo se había quebrantado en Sandra. Se aisló del mundo y se marchitó.After that incident I noticed that something in Sandra had been destroyed. She cut herself off from the world and faded away.
Marina dejó de comer y empezó a marchitarse por la falta de alimento.Marina stopped eating and began to languish for lack of food.
4. (to die away) 
a. to fade (hopes, beauty, youth) 
La salud de mi abuelo comenzó a marchitarse cuando su esposa murió.My grandfather's health started to fade when his wife died.
transitive verb
1. (también fig) 
a. to wither 
pronominal verb
2. (planta) 
a. to fade, to wither 
3. (persona) 
a. to languish, to fade away 
transitive verb
to wither; dry up
pronominal verb
1 [+flores] to wither; fade
2 [+belleza, juventud] to fade
3 [+esperanzas] to fade; [+ideales] to fade away
4 [+persona] to languish; fade away
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