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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.