經久不消; 經久不消; 慢燃
Lin·ger v. i. [imp. & p. p. Lingered p. pr. & vb. n. Lingering.] To delay; to loiter; to remain or wait long; to be slow or reluctant in parting or moving; to be slow in deciding; to be in suspense; to hesitate.
Nor cast one longing, lingering look behind. --Gray.
Perhaps thou linger'st, in deep thoughts detained. --Milton.
Syn: -- To loiter; lag; saunter; delay; tarry; stop; hesitate.
2. Drawn out in time; remaining long; protracted; as, a lingering disease.
To die is the fate of man; but to die with lingering anguish is generally his folly. --Rambler.
adj : continuing for a long time; "a lingering sense of guilt"
n : the act of tarrying [syn: tarriance]