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Definition of languish:

  1. See Languishiment.
  2. To assume an expression of weariness or tender grief, appealing for sympathy.
  3. To become languid or weak; to lose strength or animation; to be or become dull, feeble or spiritless; to pine away; to wither or fade.
  4. To cause to droop or pine.

Synonyms:

pass, neutralise, desolate, yearn, hunger, smart, knock off, waste, neutralize, desire, sink, pine, fleet, yen, blow, lay waste to, fade, consume, ravage, fail, hurt, pine away, deteriorate, scourge, do in, fizzle, need, wither, ache, macerate, run off, pass off, strong, increase, blow over, degenerate, weaken, flag, suffer, squander, health, devastate, ware, liquidate, melt, emaciate, evanesce, wane, decline, want, long, hanker, droop, rot.

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