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languish


  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Languish  \Lan"guish\,  v.  i. 
  To  cause  to  droop  or  pine.  [Obs.]  --Shak.  --Dryden. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Languish  \Lan"guish\,  n. 
  See  {Languishiment}.  [Obs.  or  Poetic] 
 
  What  of  death,  too  That  rids  our  dogs  of  languish  ? 
  --Shak. 
 
  And  the  blue  languish  of  soft  Allia's  eye.  --Pope. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Languish  \Lan"guish\,  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Languished};  p.  pr  & 
  vb  n.  {Languishing}.]  [OE.  languishen,  languissen  F. 
  languir,  L.  languere;  cf  Gr  ?  to  slacken,  ?  slack,  Icel. 
  lakra  to  lag  behind;  prob.  akin  to  E.  lag,  lax,  and  perh.  to 
  E.  slack.See  {-ish}.] 
  1.  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. 
 
  We  .  .  .  do  languish  of  such  diseases.  --2  Esdras 
  viii.  31. 
 
  Cease,  fond  nature,  cease  thy  strife,  And  let  me 
  landguish  into  life.  --Pope. 
 
  For  the  fields  of  Heshbon  languish.  --Is.  xvi.  8. 
 
  2.  To  assume  an  expression  of  weariness  or  tender  grief, 
  appealing  for  sympathy.  --Tennyson. 
 
  Syn:  To  pine;  wither;  fade;  droop;  faint. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  languish 
  v  1:  lose  vigor,  health,  or  flesh,  as  through  grief;  "After  her 
  husband  died,  she  just  pined  away"  [syn:  {pine  away},  {waste}] 
  2:  have  a  yen  for  [syn:  {long},  {ache},  {yearn},  {yen},  {pine}] 
  3:  become  feeble  [syn:  {fade}] 




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