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Lan"guish (?), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Languished (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Languishing.] [OE. languishen, languissen, F. languir, L. languere; cf. Gr. &unr_; to slacken, &unr_; 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 linger in a weak or deteriorating condition; to wither or fade.
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We . . . do languish of such diseases. 2 Esdras viii. 31.
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Cease, fond nature, cease thy strife,
And let me languish into life.
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For the fields of Heshbon languish. Is. xvi. 8.
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2. To assume an expression of weariness or tender grief, appealing for sympathy. Tennyson.

3. To be neglected and unattended to; as, the proposal languished on the director's desk for months.

Syn. -- To pine; wither; fade; droop; faint.
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Lan"guish (?), v. i. To cause to droop or pine. [Obs.] Shak. Dryden.
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Lan"guish, n. See Languishment. [Obs. or Poetic]
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What, of death, too,
That rids our dogs of languish?
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And the blue languish of soft Allia's eye. Pope.
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