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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.

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

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.

you languish when you are in anguish.

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

you languish when you are in anguish.

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