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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 lan·guish /ˈlæŋgwɪʃ/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Lan·guish v. i. [imp. & p. p. Languished p. pr. & vb. n. Languishing.]
 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.
    We . . . do languish of such diseases.   --2 Esdras viii. 31.
 Cease, fond nature, cease thy strife,
 And let me languish into life.   --Pope.
    For the fields of Heshbon languish.   --Is. xvi. 8.
 2. To assume an expression of weariness or tender grief, appealing for sympathy.
 Syn: -- To pine; wither; fade; droop; faint.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Lan·guish v. i. To cause to droop or pine. [Obs.]

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Lan·guish, n. See Languishment. [Obs. or Poetic]
 What, of death, too,
 That rids our dogs of languish?   --Shak.
    And the blue languish of soft Allia's eye.   --Pope.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      v 1: lose vigor, health, or flesh, as through grief; "After her
           husband died, she just pined away" [syn: pine away, waste]
      2: have a desire for something or someone who is not present;
         "She ached for a cigarette"; "I am pining for my lover"
         [syn: ache, yearn, yen, pine]
      3: become feeble; "The prisoner has be languishing for years in
         the dungeon" [syn: fade]