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English verb: languish

1. languish (change) lose vigor, health, or flesh, as through grief


SamplesAfter her husband died, she just pined away.


Synonymspine away, waste


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)weaken

2. languish (emotion) have a desire for something or someone who is not present


SamplesShe ached for a cigarette.
I am pining for my lover.


Synonymsache, pine, yearn, yen


Pattern of useSomebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)hanker, long, yearn


Narrower (hyponym)die

3. languish (body) become feeble


SamplesThe prisoner has be languishing for years in the dungeon.


Synonymsfade


Pattern of useSomebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)degenerate, deteriorate, devolve, drop









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