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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Droop  \Droop\,  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Drooped};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Drooping}.]  [Icel.  dr?pa;  akin  to  E.  drop.  See  {Drop}.] 
  1.  To  hang  bending  downward;  to  sink  or  hang  down  as  an 
  animal,  plant,  etc.,  from  physical  inability  or 
  exhaustion,  want  of  nourishment,  or  the  like  ``The  purple 
  flowers  droop.''  ``Above  her  drooped  a  lamp.''  --Tennyson. 
 
  I  saw  him  ten  days  before  he  died,  and  observed  he 
  began  very  much  to  droop  and  languish.  --Swift. 
 
  2.  To  grow  weak  or  faint  with  disappointment,  grief,  or  like 
  causes;  to  be  dispirited  or  depressed;  to  languish;  as 
  her  spirits  drooped. 
 
  I'll  animate  the  soldier's  drooping  courage. 
  --Addison. 
 
  3.  To  proceed  downward,  or  toward  a  close  to  decline  ``Then 
  day  drooped.''  --Tennyson. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  drooping 
  adj  1:  weak  from  exhaustion  [syn:  {flagging}] 
  2:  hanging  down  (as  from  exhaustion  or  weakness)  [syn:  {droopy}, 
  {sagging}] 
  3:  (biology)  having  branches  or  flower  heads  that  bend 
  downward;  "nodding  daffodils";  "the  pendulous  branches  of 
  a  weeping  willow";  "lilacs  with  drooping  panicles  of 
  fragrant  flowers"  [syn:  {cernuous},  {nodding},  {pendulous}] 




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