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winterkill

[win-ter-kil] /ˈwɪn tərˌkɪl/
verb (used with object), verb (used without object)
1.
to kill by or die from exposure to the cold of winter, as wheat.
noun
2.
an act or instance of winterkilling.
3.
death resulting from winterkilling.
Origin
1810-1820
1810-20; winter + kill1
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British Dictionary definitions for winter kill

winterkill

/ˈwɪntəˌkɪl/
verb
1.
(mainly US & Canadian) to kill (crops or other plants) by exposure to frost, cold, etc, or (of plants) to die by this means
Derived Forms
winterkilling, adjective, noun
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