Definitions for "Withering"
Keywords:  plucked, fresh, tea, moisture, leaves
The operation which removes moisture from the recently plucked leaves making them less brittle and preparing them for further processing. Generally done by spreading leaves allowing the air to pass over.
the process of allowing the fresh leaves to dry after plucking, before fermentation.
the first step in tea manufacture in the tea factory. Involves letting the fresh leaves wither for some period of time after plucking to reduce moisture content.
wreaking or capable of wreaking complete destruction; "possessing annihilative power"; "a devastating hurricane"; "the guns opened a withering fire"
making light of; "afire with annihilating invective"; "a devastating portrait of human folly"; "to compliments inflated I've a withering reply"- W.S.Gilbert
Withering or loss of gloss is sometimes caused by varnishing open-pore woods without filling pores use of improper undercoating or applying top coat before undercoat has dried.
Keywords:  shrink, fade, tending, causing
Tending to wither; causing to shrink or fade.
any weakening or degeneration (especially through lack of use)