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Definition 1: become feeble - [verb of body]

Samples where languish or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The prisoner has been languishing for years in the dungeon

Synonyms for languish in the sense of this definition

(languish is a kind of ...) grow worse

"Her condition deteriorated" "Conditions in the slums degenerated" "The discussion devolved into a shouting match"

Definition 2: lose vigor, health, or flesh, as through grief - [verb of change]

Samples where languish or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • After her husband died, she just pined away

Synonyms for languish in the sense of this definition

(languish is a kind of ...) become weaker

"The prisoner's resistance weakened after seven days"

Definition 3: have a desire for something or someone who is not present - [verb of emotion]

Samples where languish or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • She ached for a cigarette
  • I am pining for my lover

Synonyms for languish in the sense of this definition

(languish is a kind of ...) desire strongly or persistently

(... is a kind of languish ) languish as with love or desire

"She dying for a cigarette" "I was dying to leave"

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