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From the participle stem of Patrono:Xno[[Category:Patrono:Xno derivations|Languish]] and Middle French languir, from Late Latin languire, alteration of Latin languēre (to be faint, unwell). Compare languor.

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Infinitive
to Languish

Third person singular
languishes

Simple past
languished

Past participle
languished

Present participle
languishing

to Languish (third-person singular simple present languishes, present participle languishing, simple past and past participle languished)
  1. (intransitive) To lose strength and become weak; to be in a state of weakness or sickness. Patrono:Defdate
  2. (intransitive) To pine away in longing for something; to have low spirits, especially from lovesickness. Patrono:Defdate
    He languished without his girlfriend
  3. (intransitive) To live in miserable or disheartening conditions. Patrono:Defdate
    He languished in prison for years
  4. (transitive, obsolete) To make weak; to weaken, devastate. Patrono:Defdate
  5. (intransitive) To be neglected; to make little progress, be unsuccessful. Patrono:Defdate
    The case languished for years before coming to trial.
  6. (intransitive, now rare) To affect a languid air, especially disingenuously. Patrono:Defdate
    • 1815, Jane Austen, Emma:
      He is an excellent young man, and will suit Harriet exactly: it will be an "exactly so," as he says himself; but he does sigh and languish, and study for compliments rather more than I could endure as a principal.

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cs:languish

el:languish fr:languish io:languish id:languish kn:languish hu:languish ml:languish fi:languish ta:languish te:languish vi:languish zh:languish

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