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languish - Dictionary definition and meaning for word languish

(verb) lose vigor, health, or flesh, as through grief
Synonyms : pine away , waste
Example Sentence
  • After her husband died, she just pined away

(verb) have a desire for something or someone who is not present
Synonyms : ache , pine , yearn , yen
Example Sentence
  • She ached for a cigarette
  • I am pining for my lover

(verb) become feeble
Synonyms : fade
Example Sentence
  • The prisoner has be languishing for years in the dungeon

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for languish

lang(LAckiNG)a uish(wish)..think of a person who is lacking a wish to do something, and such kind of a person automatically loses his strength.
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by preetisoni2411

sounds like EXTINGUISH-wen a person losing strength aur virality or become exhausted then we say that he is extinghuishing
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by himanshu dhumash

The word has the same root as "lax" which means negligent and careless. A person is negligent ang careless only when he is weak and lacks the strength to do the work energetically which is the meaning of languish.
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by gupta.rohan

you languish when you are in anguish.
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by anilmamillapalli

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by wsquare

Languish when Anguish(severe/ acute pain)...
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by sainareen

you languish when you are in anguish.
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by anilmamillapalli

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