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

  Languishing \Lan"guish*ing\, a.
     1. Becoming languid and weak; pining; losing health and
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     2. Amorously pensive; indicating melancholy; as, languishing
        eyes, or look.
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     3. Suffering neglect; neglected.
     4. Continuing in a weak or deteriorating state; lingering.

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  201 Moby Thesaurus words for "languishing":
     Heimweh, aching, adoring, affectionate, bowed-down, cachectic,
     cachexia, cachexy, cast down, chronic ill health, coming apart,
     conjugal, contractive, cracking, crumbling, dashed, debilitated,
     debilitation, debility, decadent, declining, decreasing,
     decrepitude, decrescendo, decrescent, degenerate, dejected,
     delicacy, delicate health, deliquescent, demonstrative, depressed,
     desiderium, despairing, despondent, desponding, deteriorating,
     devoted, diminishing, diminuendo, discouraged, disheartened,
     disintegrating, dispirited, down, downcast, downhearted, drained,
     draining, drawn-out, drooping, droopy, dwindling, ebbing, effete,
     enervated, enervation, enfeebled, exhausted, exhaustion, extended,
     fading, failing, faineant, faithful, falling, feeble, feebleness,
     feeling low, filial, flagging, fond, fragility, fragmenting, frail,
     frailty, going to pieces, hankering, healthless, healthlessness,
     heartless, homesick, homesickness, honing, husbandly, hypochondria,
     hypochondriac, hypochondriacal, hypochondriasis, ill health,
     in low spirits, in poor health, in the depths, in the doldrums,
     in the dumps, indolent, infirm, infirmity, interminable, invalid,
     invalidism, invalidity, lackadaisical, languishment, languorous,
     lasting, lengthened, lessening, limp, lingering, listless, long,
     long-continuing, long-drawn, long-drawn-out, long-pending,
     long-winded, longing, lovelorn, lovesick, lovesome, loving, low,
     low-spirited, mal du pays, maladie du pays, marathon, marcescent,
     maternal, melting, morbidity, morbidness, moribund, nostalgia,
     nostalgic, nostomania, on the wane, overlong, pale, parental,
     paternal, peaked, peakedness, peaky, pessimistic, pining,
     poor health, prolonged, protracted, reduced, reduced in health,
     reductive, regressive, retrograde, retrogressive, romantic,
     run-down, sentimental, shriveling, sickliness, sickly, sinking,
     sliding, slipping, slumping, soft, spiritless, spun-out,
     stretched-out, subdued, subsiding, suicidal, tabetic, tender,
     unhealthiness, unhealthy, unsound, unsoundness, unwholesomeness,
     uxorious, valetudinarian, valetudinarianism, valetudinary, waning,
     wasting, weakened, weakliness, weakly, weary of life, wifely,
     wilting, wishful, wistful, with low resistance, withering,
     woebegone, world-weary, worsening, yearnful, yearning, yen

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