Word Summary
xērainō: to dry up, waste away
Original Word: ξηραίνω
Transliteration: xērainō
Phonetic Spelling: (xay-rah'-ee-no)
Part of Speech: Verb
Short Definition: to dry up, waste away
Meaning: to dry up, waste away
Strong's Concordance
dry up, wither away.

From xeros; to desiccate; by implication, to shrivel, to mature -- dry up, pine away, be ripe, wither (away).

see GREEK xeros

Thayer's Greek Lexicon
STRONGS NT 3583: ξηραίνω

ξηραίνω: 1 aorist ἐξηρανα (James 1:11); passive, present ξηραίνομαι; perfect 3 person singular ἐξήρανται (Mark 11:21), participle ἐξηραμμενος; 1 aorist ἐξηράνθην; cf. Buttmann, 41 (36); (from ξηρός, which see); from Homer down; the Sept. chiefly for יִבֵּשׁ and הובִישׁ; to make dry, dry up, wither: active, τόν χόρτον, James 1:11; passive to become dry, to be dry, be withered (cf. Buttmann, 52 (45)) (the Sept. for יָבֵשׁ): of plants, Matthew 13:6; Matthew 21:19; Mark 4:6; Mark 11:20; Luke 8:6; John 15:6; (1 Peter 1:24); of the ripening of crops, Revelation 14:15; of fluids: πηγή, Mark 5:29; τό ὕδωρ, Revelation 16:12 (Genesis 8:7; Isaiah 19:5); of members of the body, to waste away, pine away: Mark 9:18; ἐξηραμμενη χείρ, a withered hand, Mark 3:1, and R G in 3.