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 for Languished
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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 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.        --Pope.
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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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