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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Pin·ing a.
 1. Languishing; drooping; wasting away, as with longing.
 2. Wasting; consuming. “The pining malady of France.”
 

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Pine, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Pined p. pr. & vb. n. Pining.]
 1. To inflict pain upon; to torment; to torture; to afflict. [Obs.]
    That people that pyned him to death.   --Piers Plowman.
    One is pined in prison, another tortured on the rack.   --Bp. Hall.
 2. To grieve or mourn for. [R.]

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 pining
      n : a feeling of deep longing