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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Droop \Droop\ (dr[=oo]p), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Drooped; p. pr.
& vb. n. Drooping.] [Icel. dr[=u]pa; akin to E. drop. See
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.
3. To proceed downward, or toward a close; to decline. "Then
day drooped." --Tennyson.
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