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Verb: languish  lang-gwish
  1. Lose vigour, health, or flesh, as through grief
    "After her husband died, she just languished";
    - pine away, waste
     
  2. Have a desire for something or someone who is not present
    "She languished for a cigarette";
    - ache, yearn, yen, pine
     
  3. Become feeble
    "The prisoner has been languishing for years in the dungeon";
    - fade

Derived forms: languishing, languishes, languished

Type of: degenerate, deteriorate, devolve, drop, hanker, long, pant, weaken, yearn