verb (languish, es)
- (intransitive) To lose strength and become weak
- (intransitive) To live in miserable or disheartening conditions
Etymology: From languir.
- He languished in prison for years
- (intransitive) To be neglected
- The case languished for years before coming to trial
- (intransitive) To pine away in longing for something
- He languished without his girlfriend
- (intransitive) To affect a languid air in order to gain sympathy
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