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languish

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English

Etymology

From Old French languir.

Verb

Infinitive
to languish

Third person singular
languish

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
es

to languish (third-person singular simple present languish, present participle es, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (intransitive) To lose strength and become weak
  2. (intransitive) To live in miserable or disheartening conditions
    • He languished in prison for years
  3. (intransitive) To be neglected
    • The case languished for years before coming to trial
  4. (intransitive) To pine away in longing for something
    • He languished without his girlfriend
  5. (intransitive) To affect a languid air in order to gain sympathy

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