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 languish languish

verb

  • ( ) lose vigor, health, or flesh, as through grief  ( languish, pine away, waste )
    lose vigor, health, or flesh, as through grief
     After her husband died, she just pined away
    After her husband died, she just pined away
  • become feeble  ( fade, languish )
    become feeble
     The prisoner has been languishing for years in the dungeon
    The prisoner has been languishing for years in the dungeon
  • have a desire for something or someone who is not present  ( ache, languish, pine, yearn, yen )
    have a desire for something or someone who is not present
     She ached for a cigarette
    She ached for a cigarette
     I am pining for my lover
    I am pining for my lover


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